The Philosophy of Criminal Law: Selected Essays

Oxford University Press (2010)
Abstract
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 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.
Keywords Criminal law Philosophy
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Call number K5018.H873 2010
ISBN(s) 9780199585038   0199585032
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Stephen P. Garvey (2013). Was Ellen Wronged? Criminal Law and Philosophy 7 (2):185-216.
Peter Westen (2013). The Significance of Transferred Intent. Criminal Law and Philosophy 7 (2):321-350.
Larry Alexander (2013). You Got What You Deserved. Criminal Law and Philosophy 7 (2):309-319.

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