The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Criminal Law

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Criminal Law

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This is the first comprehensive handbook in the philosophy of criminal law. It contains seventeen original essays by leading thinkers in the field and covers the field's major topics including limits to criminalization, obscenity and hate speech, blackmail, the law of rape, attempts, accomplice liability, causation, responsibility, justification and excuse, duress, provocation and self-defense, insanity, punishment, the death penalty, mercy, and preventive detention and other alternatives to punishment. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars and students whose research and studies concern philosophical issues in criminal law and criminal law theory.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 172 x 250 x 50mm | 1,061.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195314859
  • 9780195314854
  • 1,139,929

About John Deigh

John Deigh is Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of three books, The Sources of Moral Agency, Emotions, Values, and the Law, and An Introduction to Ethics (2010). He was the editor of Ethics from 1997 to 2008.

David Dolinko is Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests focus on the philosophical underpinnings of criminal law. He has published articles on retributivism, capital punishment, and the privilege against self-incrimination.
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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Criminal Law contains some excellent essays, written by scholars of deservedly international reputations. * Professor Susan Dimock, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books * There is no denying that Deigh and Dolinko have put together a remarkable collection packed with insight and intelligence. Many important topics in philosophy of criminal law are covered, and many of these essays are the very best surveys on their topics. ... In addition, the level of sophistication of many of these essays makes the book a useful resource not only for those unfamiliar with the field but also for veterans. * Youngjae Lee, Criminal Law and Philosophy *
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