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Placing blame : a general theory of the criminal law

Author: Michael S Moore
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st published in paperbackView all editions and formats
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Michael Moore is of the leading Anglo-American legal theorists and this text is widely regarded as the leading modern statement of the retributivist theory of punishment and of that theory's  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Moore
ISBN: 9780199599493 0199599491
OCLC Number: 632078836
Notes: Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 1997.
Description: xxi, 849 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. A Theory of Criminal Law Theories ; PART ONE: THE THEORY OF CRIMINAL LAW'S FUNCTION ; 2. Closet Retributivism ; 3. The Moral Worth of Retribution ; 4. Justifying Retributivism ; PART TWO: THE THEORY OF THE GENERAL PART: THE THEORY OF RESPONSIBILITY ; A. The Nature of Moral Responsibility ; 5. The Independent Moral Significance of Wrongdoing ; B. The Elements of Responsibility: Wrongdoing and Culpability ; 1. The Nature of Wrongdoing ; a. the Nature of Human Action ; 6. Moore on Act and Crime ; b. The Nature of Causation ; 7. Causation, Rights-Violations, and Wrongdoing ; 8. Foreseeing Harm Opaquely ; 2. The Nature of Culpability ; a. The Nature of Mental States ; 9. Prima Facie Moral Culpability ; 10. Mind, Brain, and the Unconscious ; 11. Intentions and Mens Rea ; The Nature of Excuse ; 12. Causation and the Excusescuse ; 13. Choice, Character, and Excuse ; PART THREE: THE THEORY OF THE SPECIAL PART: THEORIES OF LEGISLATION AND OF WRONGFUL ACTION ; A. The Theory of Proper Legislative Aim ; 16. A Non-Exclusionary Theory of Legislative Aim: Taking Aim at Moral Wrongdoing ; B. The Theory of Moral Wrongfulness ; 17. Torture and the Balance of Evils ; C. The Theory of the Limits of Criminal Legislation ; 18. Liberty's Limits on Legislation
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The high-point of Moore's exposition ... is a fine and psychologically penetrating defense of subjective moral institutions and emotions as 'heuristic indicators' of moral truths. Books and Culture, Read more...

 
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