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Attempts : in the philosophy of action and the criminal law

Author: Gideon Yaffe
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gideon Yaffe presents a ground-breaking work which demonstrates the importance of philosophy of action for the law. Many people are serving sentences not for completing crimes, but for trying to.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gideon Yaffe
ISBN: 9780199590667 0199590664 9780199664641 0199664641
OCLC Number: 695685340
Description: x, 349 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Rationalizing the criminalization of attempt --
The need for an intention --
The nature of trying --
The intention in attempt --
Circumstances and "impossibility" --
If it can't be done intentionally can it be tried? --
Trying by asking : solicitation as attempt --
The need for an act --
Stupid plans and inherent impossibility --
The act in attempt --
Abandonment and change of mind --
Is it unfair to punish completed crimes more than attempts?
Responsibility: Gideon Yaffe.
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There is much fine-grained work to admire in this book. A.P. Simester, Mind

 
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