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- DescriptionThis book presents a comprehensive overview of what the criminal law would look like if organised around the principle that those who deserve punishment should receive punishment commensurate with, but greater than, that which they deserve. Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan argue that desert is a function of the actor's culpability, and that culpability is a function of the risks of harm to protected interests that the actor believes he is imposing and his reasons for acting in the face of those risks. The authors deny that resultant harms, as well as unperceived risks, affect the actor's desert. They thus reject punishment for inadvertent negligence as well as for intentions or preparatory acts that are t risky. Alexander and Ferzan discuss the reasons for imposing risks that negate or mitigate culpability, the individuation of crimes, and omissions.
- Author BiographyLarry Alexander is the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego. He has authored and co-authored five books, most recently Is There a Right to Freedom of Expression and, with Emily Sherwin, Demystifying Legal Reasoning. Kimberly Kessler Ferzan is associate dean for faculty affairs and professor of law at Rutgers University School of Law, Camden. The author of numerous articles, essays, and book chapters on criminal law theory, she is co-founder and co-director of the Rutgers-Camden Institute for Law and Philosophy.
- Author(s)Kimberly Kessler Ferzan,Larry Alexander
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication23/03/2009
- SubjectLaw: General & Reference
- Series TitleCambridge Introductions to Philosophy and Law
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight720 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine25 mm
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