The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Criminal Law

Hardcover | September 12, 2011

EditorJohn Deigh, David Dolinko

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This is the first comprehensive handbook in the philosophy of criminal law. It contains seventeen original essays by leading thinkers in the field and covers the field's major topics including limits to criminalization, obscenity and hate speech, blackmail, the law of rape, attempts,accomplice liability, causation, responsibility, justification and excuse, duress, provocation and self-defense, insanity, punishment, the death penalty, mercy, and preventive detention and other alternatives to punishment. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars and students whose researchand studies concern philosophical issues in criminal law and criminal law theory.

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This is the first comprehensive handbook in the philosophy of criminal law. It contains seventeen original essays by leading thinkers in the field and covers the field's major topics including limits to criminalization, obscenity and hate speech, blackmail, the law of rape, attempts,accomplice liability, causation, responsibility, jus...

John Deigh is Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of three books, The Sources of Moral Agency , Emotions, Values, and the Law , and An Introduction to Ethics. He was the editor of Ethics from 1997 to 2008. David Dolinko is Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angele...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 6.69 × 9.8 × 1.61 inPublished:September 12, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195314859

ISBN - 13:9780195314854

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The Limits of the Criminal Law2. Criminalizing Expression: Hate Speech and Obscenity3. Blackmail4. An Alleged Act Requirement in the Criminal Law5. Attempts6. The Philosophical Foundations of Complicity Law7. Causation in the Criminal Law8. Responsibility9. Culpability10. Justification and Excuse11. Duress12. Insanity Defense13. Gender Issues in the Criminal Law14. Punishment15. The Death Penalty and Deontology16. Mercy17. Alternatives to PunishmentIndex