Criminal Law Theory: Doctrines of the General Part

Hardcover | April 15, 2002

EditorStephen Shute, Andrew Simester

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Written by leading philosophers and lawyers from the United States and the United Kingdom, this collection of original essays offers new insights into the doctrines that make up the general part of the criminal law. It sheds theoretical light on the diversity and unity of the general part andadvances our understanding of such key issues as criminalisation, omissions, voluntary actions, knowledge, belief, reckelssness, duress, self-defence, entrapment and officially-induced mistake of law. The book will be of interest both to established scholars working in the field of criminal lawtheory and to those coming to the subject for the first time.

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Written by leading philosophers and lawyers from the United States and the United Kingdom, this collection of original essays offers new insights into the doctrines that make up the general part of the criminal law. It sheds theoretical light on the diversity and unity of the general part andadvances our understanding of such key issue...

Dr Stephen Shute is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Birmingham. He has also taught at the University of Oxford, where he was a Fellow and Tutor in Law at Corpus Christie College A.P.Simester is Professor of Legal Philosphy at the University of Nottingham

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:332 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:April 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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General Editor's PrefacePrefaceThe Contributers1. A.P. Simester and Stephen Shute: On the General Part in Criminal Law2. Douglas N. Husak: Limitations on Criminalization and the General Part of Criminal Law3. R.A. Duff: Rule Violations and Wrongdoings4. Paul H. Robinson: The Modern General Part: Three Illusions5. Peter Alldridge: Making Criminal Law Known6. Larry Alexander: Criminal Liability for Omissions - An Inventory of Issues7. Claire Finkelstein: Involuntary Crimes, Voluntarily Committed8. Stephen Shute: Knowledge and Belief in the Criminal Law9. G. R. Sullivan: Knowledge, Belief and Culpability10. Victor Trados: Recklessness and the Duty to Take Care11. Joshua Dressler: Battered Women Who Kill Their Sleeping Tormentors: Reflections on Maintaining Respect for Human Life While Killing Moral Monsters12. Jeremy Horder: Killing the Passive Abuser: A Theoretical Defence13. Andrew Ashworth: Testing Fidelity to Legal Values: Official Involvement and Criminal JusticeIndex

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`Review from other book by this author 'Virtually every essay in this book...is of remarkably high quality: lucid, carefully argued, and grounded in a wide reading of the relevant literature. Moreover, the three co-editors have contributed a useful introduction that summarizes, connects together and critically evaluates the principalpapers. I cannot imagine anyone with a serious interest in the philosophical aspects of the criminal law who would not find at least a significant part of this collection to be essential reading.''Law and Philosophy