The Resource Judging Evil : Rethinking the Law of Murder and Manslaughter

Judging Evil : Rethinking the Law of Murder and Manslaughter

Label
Judging Evil : Rethinking the Law of Murder and Manslaughter
Title
Judging Evil
Title remainder
Rethinking the Law of Murder and Manslaughter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why do killers deserve punishment? How should the law decide?. These are the questions Samuel H. Pillsbury seeks to answer in this important new book on the theory and practice of criminal responsibility. In an argument both traditional and fresh, Pillsbury holds that persons deserve punishment according to the evil they choose to do, regardless of their psychological capacities. Using real case examples, he offers concrete proposals for legal reform, urging that modern preoccupations with subjective aspects of wrongdoing be replaced with rules that focus more on the individual's motives
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
345/.04
Index
no index present
LC call number
K5172 .P55 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Judging Evil : Rethinking the Law of Murder and Manslaughter
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface:The Challenge of Criminal Responsibility; Acknowledgments; I Deserved Punishment; 1 A Question of Value; 2 The Value of Choice; 3 Punishment as Defense of Value; 4 Just Punishment in an Unjust Society; 5 Moralizing the Passions of Punishment; II Defining Murder and Manslaughter; 6 From Principles to Rules:An Introduction to Mens Rea; 7 The Worst Crime of All; 8 Crimes of Passion; 9 Crimes of Indifference; Appendix: Proposed Jury Instructions; Notes; Index; About the Author
Control code
ocn780425927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814768167
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35833981
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)780425927
  • pebcs0814768164

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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