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Law’s Evolution and Human Understanding

Laurence Claus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199735099
eISBN:
9780199950478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735099.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

When should we follow the law? How can we know what law's words mean? What is law? This book presents fresh and surprising answers to these questions. In an account alive with the stories of our ... More


The Life of the Law

Laurence Claus

in Law’s Evolution and Human Understanding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199735099
eISBN:
9780199950478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735099.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Law lets us belong far beyond the boundaries of personal experience. Law extends our understanding to embrace far more of our human family than we can personally ever know. Law helps us open up our ... More


Genetic Predictions of Future Dangerousness: Is there a Blueprint for Violence?

Erica Beecher-Monas and Edgar Garcia-Rill

in The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195340525
eISBN:
9780199867219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340525.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter begins with a discussion and critique of the courts' use of future dangerousness predictions in sentencing and postsentence commitment proceedings for capital murderers and sex offenders ... More


Introduction: Law, Governance, and Environmental Assessment

JANE HOLDER

in Environmental Assessment: The Regulation of Decision Making

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207589
eISBN:
9780191714573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207589.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of environmental assessment in the UK. It then describes the purpose of the book, which is to examine the relationship between law, environmental ... More


Prediction

JANE HOLDER

in Environmental Assessment: The Regulation of Decision Making

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207589
eISBN:
9780191714573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207589.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter analyzes the engagement of ecology and law in predicting the impacts of projects and policies upon the environment. It considers the type and source of information entering the ... More


Criminal Punishment and Cognition

Mark Kelman

in The Heuristics Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755608
eISBN:
9780199895236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755608.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Because fast and frugal heuristics theorists believe that people make all decisions, including decisions about whether to comply with legal regulations, by looking to a small number of ... More


Official Criminology and the New Crime Sciences

Tim Hope

in What is Criminology?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571826
eISBN:
9780191728839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571826.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

The notion that criminological ideas provide the discursive conditions for the governance of crime has featured prominently in criminological scholarship. In the matter of government, thinking about ... More


What Makes Words Law?

Laurence Claus

in Law’s Evolution and Human Understanding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199735099
eISBN:
9780199950478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735099.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Law is words, which in themselves cannot have purposes, goals, perspectives, rights, or duties. In contributing to and consulting the words we call law, people share a purpose of prediction. The law ... More


Characteristics of Individuals

John F. Macleod, Peter G. Grove, and David P. Farrington

in Explaining Criminal Careers: Implications for Justice Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697243
eISBN:
9780191781568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697243.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Analysis of data from the Offender Assessment System (OASys) database and the Police National Computer is used to demonstrate a link between psychological-assessment scores and the risk/rate ... More


Realism

Frederic R. Kellogg

in Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and Legal Logic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523903
eISBN:
9780226524061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524061.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Holmes's thought is distinguished from the dominant assumptions of legal realism. His theory has roots in Mill’s radical empiricism in A System of Logic, viewing abstraction as grounded in particular ... More


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