Appraising Strict Liability
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ISBN-13:
9780199278510
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.05.2005
Seiten:
298
Autor:
A. P. Simester
Gewicht:
603 g
Format:
234x156x18 mm
Serie:
Oxford Monographs on Criminal
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Presents a collection of essays offering consideration of the problem of strict liability in the criminal law: that is, the problem of criminal offences that allow a defendant to be convicted without proof of fault. Because of its potential to convict blameless persons, strict liability is a highly controversial phenomenon in the criminal law.
1. Six Senses of Strict Liability: A Plea for Formalism; 2. Is Strict Liability Always Wrong?; 3. Wrongs and Faults; 4. Strict Liability, Justice and Proportionality; 5. Whose Values should Determine when Liability is Strict?; 6. Strict Liability, Legal Presumptions and the Presumption of Innocence; 7. Strict Liability and the Presumption of Innocence; 8. Strict Liability for Criminal Offences in England and Wales Following Incorporation into English Law of the European Convention on Human Rights; 9. Imposing Constitutional Limits on Strict Liability: Lessons from the American Experience; 10. Approaches to Strict and Constructive Liability in Continental Criminal Law
This book is a collection of original essays offering the first full-length consideration of the problem of strict liability in the criminal law: that is, the problem of criminal offences that allow a defendant to be convicted without proof of fault. Because of its potential to convict blameless persons, strict liability is a highly controversial phenomenon in the criminal law. Including Anglo-American and European perspectives, the contributions provide a sustained
and wide-ranging examination of the fundamental issues. The breadth and depth of the chapters combine to present readers with a sophisticated analysis of the place and legitimacy of strict liability in the criminal law.