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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Criminal Law

Edited by: John Deigh, David Dolinko

ISBN13: 9780195314854
Published: September 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00



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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 research and studies concern philosophical issues in criminal law and criminal law theory.

Subjects:
Criminal Law, Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. The Limits of the Criminal Law
2. Criminalizing Expression: Hate Speech and Obscenity
3. Blackmail
4. An Alleged Act Requirement in the Criminal Law
5. Attempts
6. The Philosophical Foundations of Complicity Law
7. Causation in the Criminal Law
8. Responsibility
9. Culpability
10. Justification and Excuse
11. Duress
12. Insanity Defense
13. Gender Issues in the Criminal Law
14. Punishment
15. The Death Penalty and Deontology
16. Mercy
17. Alternatives to Punishment
INDEX