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Ignorance of law : a philosophical inquiry

Author: Douglas N Husak
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Series: Oxford legal philosophy.
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"This book argues that ignorance of law should usually be a complete excuse from criminal liability. It defends this conclusion by invoking two presumptions: first, the content of criminal law should conform to morality; second, mistakes of fact and mistakes of law should be treated symmetrically. The author grounds his position in an underlying theory of moral and criminal responsibility according to which  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas N Husak
ISBN: 9780190604684 0190604689
OCLC Number: 934938830
Description: xv, 300 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Methodological assumptions : how to approach a philosophical inquiry into the topic of ignorance of law --
Existing law, scholarly commentary, and what to learn from it --
Responsibility --
Refinements, qualifications, complexities --
The real world.
Series Title: Oxford legal philosophy.
Responsibility: Douglas Husak.
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