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The philosophy of criminal law [electronic resource] : selected essays / by Douglas Husak.

Author/Creator:
Husak, Douglas N., 1948-
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (475 p.)
Subjects:
Criminal law -- Philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This volume collects 17 of Douglas Husak's influential essays in criminal law theory. The essays span Husak's original and provocative contributions to the central topics in the field, including the grounds of criminal liability, relative culpability, the role of defences, and the justification of punishment.
Contents:
Does criminal liability require an act?
Motive and criminal liability
The costs to criminal theory of supposing that intentions are irrelevant to permissibility
Transferred intent
The nature and justifiability of nonconsummate offenses
Strict liability, justice, and proportionality
The sequential principle of relative culpability
Willful ignorance, knowledge, and the 'equal culpability' thesis : a study of the deeper significance of the principle of legality
Rapes without rapists : consent and reasonable mistake
Mistake of law and culpability
On the supposed priority of justification to excuse
Partial defenses
The 'but everybody does that!' defense
The de minimis 'defense' to criminal liability
Why punish the deserving?
Malum prohibitum and retributivism
'Already punished enough'.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-172347-9
OCLC:
636436752
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