Foundations of criminal law

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Law - 352 pages
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Foundations of Criminal Law presents a comprehensive examination of the general part of criminal law--that is, the foundational elements of liability--through interdisciplinary readings drawn primarily from law, philosophy, and the behavioral sciences. The selections range from classical treatments to contemporary approaches, and the topics include--among others--theories of punishment, mental states, causation, justification and excuse, and sentencing. A general introduction precedes each section and the readings are followed by comments and questions designed to engage the reader analytically.

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Contents

Introduction
3
Facts a Theory of Crime Ought to Fit
13
Crime and Punishment
43
Copyright

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Leo Katz is professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of "Bad Acts and Guilty Minds," also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Moore is Associate Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary Southwest in Phoenix, Arizona.

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