Harm and Culpability: Harm & Culpability

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorA. P. Simester, A. T. H. Smith

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The present volume draws together original and significant essays from a number of leading authorities which identify areas of the modern criminal law where there are significant conceptual difficulties. The project developed from a series of seminars in cambridge University, in which leadingAnglo-American philosophers, criminal lawyers and legal theorists explored subjects such as attempts, intention, justification, excuses, coercion, complicity, drug-dealing and criminal harm. The topics covered in this impressive collection were chosen for their topicality as well as theirtheoretical and practical significance.

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The present volume draws together original and significant essays from a number of leading authorities which identify areas of the modern criminal law where there are significant conceptual difficulties. The project developed from a series of seminars in cambridge University, in which leadingAnglo-American philosophers, criminal lawyer...

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Criminal Law raises hard questions concerning such issues as what acts should be prohibited, and in what circumstances should persons who perpetrate those acts be held responsible for them? Issues of harm and culpability pervade the criminal law, challenging all who seek a principled rather than an ad hoc understanding of the rules tha...

A. P. Simester is a Senior Fellow at Centre for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics, Cambridge University. A. T. H. Smith is a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College and Professor of Criminal and Public Laws at Cambridge University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198260571

ISBN - 13:9780198260578

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