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Would you convict? : seventeen cases that challenged the law

Author: Paul H Robinson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Paul Robinson here presents a series of unusual episodes that not only challenged the law, but that defy a facile or knee-jerk verdict. Narrating the facts in compelling but detached detail, Robinson invites readers to sentence the transgressor (or not) before revealing the final outcome of the case." "The cases described in Would You Convict? engage, shock, even repel. Without a doubt, they will challenge you and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Robinson
ISBN: 0814775314 9780814775318 0814775306 9780814775301
OCLC Number: 41308639
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Punishing intent, harm, or dangerousness? --
Knowing the law's commands --
Can committing a crime be doing the right thing? --
Can doing the wrong thing ever be blameless? --
Martyrs for our safety.
Responsibility: Paul H. Robinson.
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High-profile crimes often prompt debate in newspapers, on TV or in coffee shops. This text presents a series of unusual episodes that challenge the law and defy knee-jerk verdicts. Readers are  Read more...

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