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Relocating Criminal Law

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Peter AlldridgeLecturer in Law, Cardiff Law School, University of Wales

ISBN13: 9781855212688
ISBN: 1855212684
Published: October 2000
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This work seeks, in a range of areas of law, to present a pragmatic, liberal view of the criminal law - to give historical accounts without falling into determinism, to engage in doctrinal analysis without regarding it as compelling, and to compare without comparison becoming competition.

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Criminal Law
Introduction - perspectives on criminal law: doctrine; setting limits to criminal law - the ""harm"" thesis; attacks upon the doctrinal view from inside and outsde; sociolegal approaches; economics of criminal law; critical legal studies; broadening the discipline.
Part 2 Arguing criminal law: the nature and significance of the appellate judicial process in criminal cases; readings of doctrinal decision making; systemic bias in construing prostitution statues; pairing arguments; concluding - what can a liberal judge do in criminal law? Part 3 Personhood and responsibility: the borderland of juridical personhood (i); the borderland of juridical personhood (ii); battered women who kill.
Part 4 Privacy: the core idea; historical development - honour; historical development - privacy; why privacy now?; discriminating privacies; the significance of privacy in substantive English criminal law; the significance of privacy in procedural criminal law; the instrusiveness and duration of a violation of privacy; sexual privacy and ""sexual McCarthyism"".
Part 5 Internationalization of criminal law: globalization, boundaries and offences; changing the political unit - the nation state and its successors; jurisdiction; The Sexual Offences (Conspiracy and Incitement) Act 1996; reacting to sexual tourism; extradition.
Part 6 The market and the criminal law: the market; how a criminal law of markets might look; guaranteeing the unit of exchange; manipulation and exploitation of markets; geographical boundaries upon a market; unacceptable markets; the limits of commodification.
Part 7 Drugs: history; unlawful dealing in drugs as a form of exploitation; responsibility of the various participants; decriminialization.