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Criminal Responsibility by Victor Tadros
Book DescriptionThis book considers the proper nature and scope of criminal responsibility in the light of its institutional and political role. Tadros begins by providing an account of the foundations, both ethical and political, of criminal responsibility, and moves on to reconsider some of the central doctrines of criminal responsibility. Part 1 examines the nature of criminal responsibility by employing a distinctive new conception of autonomy. Tadros explores the nature of autonomy, and asks what it means to respect autonomy. Building upon this consideration of autonomy, Tadros then explores the central conditions of responsibility. He provides the first systematic consideration of the relationship between criminal responsibility and liberal political theory, showing how the conditions of responsibility are articulated in, and restrained by, the institutional setting of the criminal law. In Part 2, Tadros moves on to consider some of the central doctrines of criminal responsibility. He examines the proper nature and role of causation, intentions, and beliefs; asking whether these concepts should be understood as descriptive or normative. The book moves on to provide a systematic normative investigation of the nature and role of criminal omissions and criminal defences. Included are: a thorough account of the different ways in which mental disorders might ground defences, the nature of justification defences, the different kinds of excuse claim and the role that particular characteristics of the accused might have on the standards which the defendant must have met to escape criminal responsibility.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199225828
(231mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Victor Tadros
Wrongs and Crimes, Hardback (December 2016)
Offering a philosophical investigation of the relationship between moral wrongdoing and criminalization, this book provides an account of the nature of moral wrongdoing, the sources of moral wrongdoing, why wrongdoing is the central target of criminal law, and the ways in which criminalization of non-wrongful conduct might be permissible.
Ends of Harm, Paperback (June 2013)
How can the brutal and costly enterprise of criminal punishment be justified? This book makes a provocative, original contribution to the philosophical literature and debate on the morality of punishing, arguing that punishment is justified in the duties that offenders incur as a result of their wrongdoing.
Criminal Responsibility, Hardback (June 2005)
Providing an account of criminal responsibility, this book offers an innovative account of some of the underlying principles of criminal responsibility in the context of political theory. It reconsiders some of the central doctrines of criminal responsibility, examining issues including the nature of causation, intentions, and beliefs.
Faith in Law, Hardback (May 2000)» View all books by Victor Tadros
This collection of essays explore the long-standing, intricate relationship between law and faith.
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Author Biography - Victor Tadros
Victor Tadros is Professor of Law at the University of Warwick
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