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Action and Value in Criminal Law - Stephen Shute

Action and Value in Criminal Law

By: Stephen Shute (Editor), John Gardner (Editor), Jeremy Horder (Editor)


Published: 30th December 1993
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Study of the philosophical foundations of the criminal law has long been treated as an adjunct to the study of punishment. In this collection of specially commissioned essays, leading philosophers and criminal lawyers from the UK, USA, and Canada break with this tradition. Ranging across such central issues as moral luck, mistake, and mental illness, Action and Value in Criminal Law aims to reorientate the study of criminal law. Whilst retrieving valuable material from traditional criminal law classifications, the contributors break down false associations, reveal hidden truths, and establish new patterns of thought. Their conclusions are sometimes startling and always illuminating, making them essential reading for scholars and advanced students of criminal law and legal and moral philosophy.

`a handsome volume, with an unusually critical prologue (to which readers in search of a longer review might turn) ... This is a collection to use' Cambridge Law Journal

Introduction: The Logic of Criminal Law, Stephen Shute, John Gardner, and Jeremy Horder
Agency and Welfare in the Penal Law
Acting, Trying, and Criminal Liability
On What's Intentionally Done
Taking the Consequences
Foreseeing Harm Opaquely
Culpability and Mistake of Law
The Nature of Justification
Should the Criminal Law Abandon the Actus Reus/Mens Rea Distinction?
Subjectivism and Objectivism: Towards Synthesis
Diminished Capacity
Value, Action, Mental Illness, and the Law
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ISBN: 9780198258063
ISBN-10: 0198258062
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 30th December 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.65