Criminal Law Conversations

Paperback | November 15, 2011

EditorPaul H. Robinson, Stephen Garvey, Kimberly Kessler Ferzan

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Criminal Law Conversations provides an authoritative overview of contemporary criminal law debates in the United States. This collection of high caliber scholarly papers was assembled using an innovative and interactive method of nominations and commentary by the nation's top legal scholars.Virtually every leading scholar in the field has participated, resulting in a volume of interest to those both in and outside of the community. Criminal Law Conversations showcases the most captivating of these essays, and provides insight into the most fundamental and provocative questions ofmodern criminal law.

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Criminal Law Conversations provides an authoritative overview of contemporary criminal law debates in the United States. This collection of high caliber scholarly papers was assembled using an innovative and interactive method of nominations and commentary by the nation's top legal scholars.Virtually every leading scholar in the field...

Paul H. Robinson is Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and most recently the author of Distributive Principles of Criminal Law (OUP, 2008). Stephen Garvey is Professor of Law at Cornell University School of Law. Kimberly Kessler Ferzan is Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law, Camden.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:762 pages, 0.12 × 0.12 × 0.12 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Decision Rules and Conduct Rules: On Acoustic Separation in Criminal Law2. Empirical Desert3. Defending Preventive Detention4. The Economics of Crime Control5. The Difficulties of Deterrence as a Distributive Principle6. Why only the State may Inflict Criminal Sanctions: The Case Against Privately Inflicted Sanctions7. Results Don't Matter8. Post-Modern Meditations on Punishment: On the Limits of Reason and the Virtue of Randomization Bernard E. Harcourt9. Remorse, Apology, and Mercy10. Interpretive Construction in the Substantive Criminal Law11. Criminalization and Sharing Wrongs12. Monstrous Offenders and the Search for Solidarity Through Modern Punishment13. Against Negligence Liability14. Rape Law Reform Based on Negotiation: Beyond the No and Yes Models15. Provocation: Explaining and Justifying the Defense in Partial Excuse, Loss of Self-Control Terms16. Objective Versus Subjective Justifi cation: A Case Study in Function and Form in Constructing a System of Criminal Law Theory17. Self-Defense and the Psychotic Aggressor18. Self-Defense Against Morally Innocent Threats19. Self- Defense, Imminence, and the Battered Woman20. Reasonable Provocation and Self-Defense: Recognizing the Distinction Between Act Reasonableness and Emotion Reasonableness21. Against Control Tests for Criminal Responsibility22. Abolition of the Insanity Defense23. Entrapment and the "Free Market" for Crime24. The Political Economy of Criminal Law and Procedure: The Pessimists' View25. Against Jury Nullification26. Race-Based Jury Nullification: Black Power in the Criminal Justice System27. In Support of Restorative Justice28. The Virtues of Offense/Offender Distinctions29. The Heart has its Reasons: Examining the Strange Persistence of the American Death Penalty30. Mercy's Decline and Administrative Law's Ascendance31. Criminal Law Comes Home