Offences and Defences: Selected Essays in the Philosophy of Criminal Law
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Offences and Defences: Selected Essays in the Philosophy of Criminal Law

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ISBN-13:
9780199239351
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.01.2008
Seiten:
288
Autor:
John Gardner
Gewicht:
499 g
Format:
226x142x25 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The Wrongness of Rape; 2. Rationality and the Rule of Law in Offences Against the Person; 3. Complicity and Causality; 4. In Defence of Defences; 5. Justifications and Reasons; 6. The Gist of Excuses; 7. Fletcher on Offences and Defences; 8. Provocation and Pluralism; 9. The Mark of Responsibility; 10. The Functions and Justifications of Criminal Law and Punishment; 11. Crime: in Proportion and in Perspective; 12. Reply to Critics; Index
This selection of John Gardner's influential pieces in criminal law theory tackles persistent, troublesome questions including: Which wrongs should be crimes and why? Should crimes ever be excused, and if so on what basis? What are the conditions of criminal responsibility, and how do they relate to conditions of moral responsibility?