Faculty of Business and Law

Swinburne Law School

Professor Jesper Ryberg

Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Law at the Department of Philosophy, Roskilde University, Denmark

Jesper RybergJesper Ryberg is Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Law at the Department of Philosophy at Roskilde University, Denmark. He is the author of several books, including The Ethics of Proportionate Punishment: A Critical Investigation (Springer, 2005) and On the Normative Significance of Public Opinion, (ed. with J. Roberts) (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

He is also the author of numerous articles in leading journals, including The Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Papers, Theoria, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, The Journal of Ethics, Res Publica, Journal of Medical Ethics, Neuroethics, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Social Theory and Practice, International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Criminal Law and Philosophy, AJOB Neuroscience, Utilitas, and Analysis.

He is the head of the Research Group for Criminal Justice Ethics and the head of the Neuroethics and Criminal Justice research project, which deals with ethical issues arising in connection with the use of Neuroscientific knowledge and technology. The matters being examined include normative issues relating to dangerous criminals and Neuro Technological rehabilitation, including issues relating to the mandatory and voluntary use of pharmacological treatment to rectify spontaneous violent behaviour.