Philosophy and the Criminal Law
Principle and Critique
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Philosophy and the Criminal Law by R. A. Duff
Book DescriptionFive pre-eminent legal theorists tackle a range of fundamental questions on the nature of the philosophy of criminal law. Their essays explore the extent to which and the ways in which our systems of criminal law can be seen as rational and principled. The essays discuss some of the principles by which, it is often thought, a system of law should be structured, and they ask whether our own systems are genuinely principled or riven by basic contradictions, reflecting deeper political and social conflicts. The volume as a whole shows how lively and exciting contemporary legal theory can be.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521550444
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. A. Duff
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Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law, Paperback (January 2013)
Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law gathers leading theorists to present original work on a range of foundational questions in criminal law theory. The volume provides an overview of current philosophical work on the criminal law, setting an agenda for further research and debate.
Constitution of the Criminal Law, Hardback (January 2013)
The third book in the Criminalization series examines the constitutionalization of criminal law. It considers how the criminal law is constituted through the political processes of the state; how the agents of the criminal law can be answerable to it themselves; and finally how the criminal law can be constituted as part of the international order.
Structures of the Criminal Law, Hardback (December 2011)» View all books by R. A. Duff
The second book in the Criminalization series examines the structures of criminal law - the internal structure of the law itself; the place of criminal law within the larger structure of law; and the relationships between legal structures and social and political structures.
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