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The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law

Edited by: Markus D. Dubber, Tatjana Hornle

ISBN13: 9780199673599
Published: December 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law reflects the continued transformation of criminal law into a global discipline, providing scholars with a comprehensive international resource, a common point of entry into cutting edge contemporary research and a snapshot of the state and scope of the field.

To this end, the Handbook takes a broad approach to its subject matter, disciplinarily, geographically, and systematically. Its contributors include current and future research leaders representing a variety of legal systems, methodologies, areas of expertise, and research agendas.

The Handbook is divided into four parts: Approaches & Methods (I), Systems & Methods (II), Aspects & Issues (III), and Contexts & Comparisons (IV). Part I includes essays exploring various methodological approaches to criminal law (such as criminology, feminist studies, and history).

Part II provides an overview of systems or models of criminal law, laying the foundation for further inquiry into specific conceptions of criminal law as well as for comparative analysis (such as Islamic, Marxist, and military law).

Part III covers the three aspects of the penal process: the definition of norms and principles of liability (substantive criminal law), along with a less detailed treatment of the imposition of norms (criminal procedure) and the infliction of sanctions (prison or corrections law). Contributors consider the basic topics traditionally addressed in scholarship on the general and special parts of the substantive criminal law (such as jurisdiction, mens rea, justifications, and excuses).

Part IV places criminal law in context, both domestically and transnationally, by exploring the contrasts between criminal law and other species of law and state power and by investigating criminal law's place in the projects of comparative law, transnational, and international law.

Subjects:
Criminal Law
Contents:
Introduction ;
I. APPROACHES & METHODS
1. Criminology
2. Critical Race Theory
3. Economics
4. Feminist Studies
5. History
6. Literature
7. Philosophy
8. Sociology
9. Technology

II. SYSTEMS & MODELS
10. Canon Law
11. Indigenous Law
12. Islamic Law
13. Jewish Law
14. Marxist & Soviet Law
15. Military Law

III. ASPECTS & ISSUES

A. FOUNDATIONS
16. Theories of Crime and Punishment
17. Codification
18. Jurisdiction
19. Constitutional Principles

B. SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW
(i) General Part
20. Actus Reus
21. Causation
22. Mens Rea
23. Inchoate Offenses
24. Complicity
25. Corporate Criminal Liability
26. Necessity and Duress
27. Self-Defense
28. Consent
29. Insanity and Intoxication
(ii) Special Part
30. Rechtsgut and the Harm Principle
31. Offenses Against the Person: Homicide
32. Offenses Against the Person: Assault
33. Offenses Against Sexual Autonomy
34. Offenses Against Property
35. Drug Offenses
36. Terrorism
37. 'White Collar' Crimes
38. Public Welfare Offenses

C. CRIMINAL PROCESS
39. Models of the Criminal Process
40. Discretion

D. CRIMINAL SANCTIONS
41. Types of Punishment
42. Sentencing
43. Prison and Corrections Law

IV. CONTEXTS & COMPARISONS

A. PROVINCE OF CRIMINAL LAW
44. Paradigms of Penal Law
45. Public Law and Private Law
46. Regulatory Offenses and Administrative Sanctions

B. BEYOND DOMESTIC CRIMINAL LAW
47. Comparative Criminal Law
48. European Criminal Law
49. International Criminal Law

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