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Criminal law

Author: Thomas Morawetz
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate/Dartmouth, ©2000.
Series: International library of essays in law and legal theory., Second series.
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This volume includes essays on the theory and practice of criminal law. Many of the essays are interdisciplinary, reflecting the influence of developments in philosophy, sociology and psychology on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Morawetz
ISBN: 184014775X 9781840147759
OCLC Number: 41892506
Description: xvi, 478 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Jurisprudential issues: a functional analysis of criminal law; desert, punishment and criminal responsibility; crime, punishment and pale criminality; the feminist challenge in criminal law; an economic analysis of threats and their illegality - blackmail, extortion and robbery. Part 2 Doctrinal issues - the limits of responsibility: wilful ignorance, knowledge and the equality culpability thesis - a study of the deeper significance of the principle of legality; ignorance of law is an excuse - but only for the virtuous; exegesis of the law of duress - justifying the excuse and searching for its proper limits; a theory of necessity. Part 3 Punishment: the decision to punish - emotional justice moralizing the passions of criminal responsibility, torture and pleas bargaining; justifying punishment - the utility of desert, social influence, social meaning and deterrence.
Series Title: International library of essays in law and legal theory., Second series.
Responsibility: edited by Tom Morawetz.

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