Crime Punishment and Responsibility

Author: Rowan Cruft
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199592814
Release Date: 2011-07-14
Genre: Law

For many years, Antony Duff has been one of the world's foremost philosophers of criminal law. This volume collects essays by leading criminal law theorists to explore the principal themes in his work. In a response to the essays, Duff clarifies and develops his position on central problems in criminal law theory. Some of the essays concentrate on the topic of criminalization. That is, they examine what forms of conduct (including attempts, offensiveness, and negligence) can aptly qualify as criminal offences, and what principled limits, if any, should be placed on the reach of the criminal law. Several of the other essays assess the thesis that punishment is justifiable as a form of communication between offenders and their community. Those essays examine the presuppositions (about the nature and function of community, and about the moral structure of atonement) that must be embraced if communication is to be a primary role for punishment. The remaining essays examine the nature and limits of responsibility in the law, as they engage with philosophical debates over 'moral luck' by investigating the ways in which the law can legitimately hold people responsible for events that were not within their control. These chapters tie the first and third parts of the book together, as they explore the relationship between the principles that determine a person's responsibility and the principles that determine which types of actions can appropriately be criminalized. Finally, Duff responds with comments that seek to defend and clarify his views while also acknowledging the correctness of some of the critics' objections.

Punishment and Responsibility

Author: H.L.A. Hart
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199534777
Release Date: 2008-03-06
Genre: Law

This classic collection of essays, first published in 1968, represents H.L.A. Hart's landmark contribution to the philosophy of criminal responsibility and punishment. Unavailable for ten years, this new edition reproduces the original text, adding a new critical introduction by John Gardner, a leading contemporary criminal law theorist.

The Limits of Blame

Author: Erin I. Kelly
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674980778
Release Date: 2018-11-12
Genre: Philosophy

Faith in the power and righteousness of retribution has taken over the American criminal justice system. Approaching punishment and responsibility from a philosophical perspective, Erin Kelly challenges the moralism behind harsh treatment of criminal offenders and calls into question our society’s commitment to mass incarceration.

Mental Disorder and Criminal Law

Author: Robert Schopp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387848457
Release Date: 2008-10-09
Genre: Psychology

expands traditional inquiry regarding the significance of psychopathology in the criminal process to include blameworthiness for sentencing, criminal competence at various stages in the process, and dangerousness pairs legal analysis with empirical research in order to promotoe integration of these two aspects of relevant inquiry addresses a wide range of participants in the legal, clinical, and academic disciplines

Offences and Defences

Author: John Gardner
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199239351
Release Date: 2007-11-08
Genre: Law

A selection of some of the author's best-known and most provocative writings on criminal law. Although it discusses the legitimacy of criminal punishment, it proceeds on the footing that the criminal law does many important things apart from punishing people.

Die Metaphysik der Sitten

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783843035316
Release Date: 2016-04-22
Genre: Philosophy

Immanuel Kant: Die Metaphysik der Sitten Erstdruck: Königsberg (Nicolovius) 1797 (2 Teile). Der Text folgt der Erstausgabe mit Ausnahme des »Anhangs erläuternder Bemerkungen zu den metaphysischen Anfangsgründen der Rechtslehre« (S. 480-499), der einen Zusatz zur 2. vermehrten Auflage, Königsberg (Nicolovius) 1798, bildet. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016, 2. Auflage. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Immanuel Kant: Werke in zwölf Bänden. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Weischedel. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1977. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Responsibility and Punishment

Author: J. Angelo Corlett
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402041488
Release Date: 2006-07-10
Genre: Philosophy

A provocative and lucid defense of retributivism against several long-standing criticisms. The author explores the matter of reparations for past wrongs in the case of crimes committed against Native Americans by the United States Government. Unequaled in its depth and scope of discussion the book delves deeply into particular concerns with retributivism, responsibility, and certain areas of compensation.

On Guilt Responsibility and Punishment

Author: Alf Ross
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520027175
Release Date: 1975-01-01
Genre: Law

Selected essays originally published as a book in Danish in 1970. Three had been published before then in English, but the others are new. All deal with concepts common to law and morality. "They function in the same way in legal and moral discourse: guilt determines responsibility, and responsibility punishment. But the conditions under which a person incurs guilt differ according to whether the guilt is legal or moral, as do also the manner in which the responsibility takes effect and the penal reaction itself." Cf. Preface, page v.

The Future of Punishment

Author: Thomas Nadelhoffer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199779208
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Law

The twelve essays in this volume aim at providing philosophers, neuroscientists, psychologists, and legal theorists with an opportunity to examine the cluster of related issues that will need to be addressed as scholars struggle to come to grips with the picture of human agency being pieced together by researchers in the biosciences.

Die Kunst der Revolte

Author: Geoffroy de Lagasnerie
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518744345
Release Date: 2016-02-08
Genre: Philosophy

Edward Snowden, Julian Assange und Chelsea Manning sind entscheidende Akteure in den zentralen Auseinandersetzungen unseres Internetzeitalters um Freiheit und Überwachung, Geheimdienste, Krieg und Terrorismus. Für den jungen französischen Philosophen Geoffroy de Lagasnerie sind sie aber noch mehr als das: Sie sind »exemplarische Figuren« einer neuen Kunst der Revolte, einer neuen Form des politischen Handelns und Subjektseins. Sein scharfsinniger Essay trifft ins Herz der Gegenwart. Das Prinzip der Anonymität, wie es WikiLeaks, aber auch die Hackergruppe Anonymous praktizieren, und die Gesten der Flucht und des Exils von Snowden und Assange brechen mit den traditionellen Formen des zivilen Ungehorsams. Sie fordern uns dazu auf, die demokratische Öffentlichkeit und den politischen Raum neu zu denken: Was bedeutet es heute, politisch das Wort zu ergreifen, ein Bürger, ein Teil eines Kollektivs zu sein? Mit ihren Aktionen formulieren diese Internetaktivisten und Hacker für de Lagasnerie nicht weniger als eine neue kritische Theorie und entwerfen ein Ideal der Emanzipation in pluralen, heterogenen und flüchtigen Gemeinschaften.

International Crime and Punishment

Author: Sienho Yee
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761825703
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

"International crime and punishment has captivated (or recaptivated) our attention since the early 1990s. Both the substantive contents of international crimes and the ways and means of punishing them have given us a great deal of food for thought. The entry into force on July 1, 2002 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court has spurred further soul searching on these issues. This collection presents some voices in this debate. The issues tackled herein are among the more difficult and the less-treated ones. They relate to the definition of aggression, mistake of law as a defense, the doctrine of command responsibility, and the International Committee of the Red Cross as a witness before international criminal tribunals. These are more or less unsettled issues, and they cry out for rigorous treatment." -- from the Preface, p. [v].