The Trial on Trial
Judgment and Calling to Account v. 2
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Trial on Trial by Antony Duff
Book DescriptionWhat are the aims of a criminal trial? What social functions should it perform? And how is the trial as a political institution linked to other institutions in a democratic polity? What follows if we understand a criminal trial as calling a defendant to answer to a charge of criminal wrongdoing and, if he is judged to be responsible for such wrongdoing, to account for his conduct? A normative theory of the trial, an account of what trials ought to be and of what ends they should serve, must take these central aspects of the trial seriously; but they raise a number of difficult questions. They suggest that the trial should be seen as a communicative process: but what kinds of communication should it involve? What kind of political theory does a communicative conception of the trial require? Can trials ever actually amount to more than the imposition of state power on the defendant? What political role might trials play in conflicts that must deal not simply with issues of individual responsibility but with broader collective wrongs, including wrongs perpetrated by, or in the name of, the state? These are the issues addressed by the essays in this volume. The third volume in this series, in which the four editors of this volume develop their own normative account, will be published in 2007.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841135427
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Antony Duff
Answering for Crime, Paperback (September 2009)
Duff offers a new perspective on the structures of criminal law and criminal liability.
Trial on Trial, Hardback (November 2007)
This book seeks to develop a normative theory of the criminal trial as a way of defending the importance of trials in our criminal justice system.
Punishing Juveniles, Hardback (September 2002)» View all books by Antony Duff
This book brings together criminologists, educationalists, psychologists and philosophers to address important questions on juvenile justice.
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Author Biography - Antony Duff
Antony Duff is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stirling. Lindsay Farmer is Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow. Sandra Marshall is Professor of Philosophy in the University of Stirling. Victor Tadros is a Professor of Law at the University of Warwick.
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