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Criminalising harmful conduct : the harm principle, its limits and continental counterparts

Author: Nina Peršak
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer Science+Business Media, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book addresses the issue of legitimate criminalisation in a modern liberal society. The book explores a model structure of criminalisation, the central element of which is the Anglo-American principle called the 'harm principle'. This is elaborated upon, its main elements (particularly 'harm') and functions analysed, and some controversial open questions tackled.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Peršak
ISBN: 9780387464039 0387464034
OCLC Number: 77256585
Description: xv, 153 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I Introduction --
II Criminalisation --
III Grounds for (principles of) criminalisation --
IV Harm principle : a comparative analysis --
V Continental counterparts to the Anglo-American concept of the harm principle VI Conclusion : final evaluation --
VII Some criminological afterthoughts.
Responsibility: Nina Peršak.
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This book explores the issue of legitimate criminalization in a modern, liberal society. Coverage provides a comparative study between two major criminal legal systems and its theories: the  Read more...

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