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Criminal Legal Doctrine

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ISBN13: 9781855219694
ISBN: 1855219697
Published: April 2000
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

In general terms, the essays of this collection address the peculiar and uncanny commonplace that doctrine is the subject of law. Their theme is the various and varied relations between law, doctrine and crime, and the predicament that has arisen from all three seemingly occupying the place of the subject of law. Furthermore, the specific situation of criminal law is examined, particularly the alleged failure so far to place its teachings and arguments within a cohesive structure that may offer greater power and authority.;The essays collected here fall roughly into three parts, corresponding to the general elements of the dogmatic tradition of law, namely the questioning of address, of institution and of judgement.

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Legal and moral judgement in the ""General Part"", Alan Norrie; the dummy - an essay on malice prepensed, Yifat Hachamovitch; the law of the land - criminal juristiction 1747-1908, Lindsay Farmer; from experts in responsibility to advisers on punishment - the role of psychiatrists in penal matters, Gerry Johnstone; words with the shaman - on the sacrifice in criminal evidence, Piyel Haldar; femininity as marginalia - conjugal homicide and the conjugation of sexual difference, Alison Young; eloquence and imagery - corporate criminal capacity and law's anthropomorphic imagination, Leslie J.Moran; cutting our losses - criminal legal doctrine, Shaun McVeigh and Peter Rush; autobiographic fragments - the life of criminal law, Peter Rush.