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Unity in Complex Action Description and in the Actus Reus Requirement

Michael S. Moore

in Act and Crime: The Philosophy of Action and its Implications for Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599509
eISBN:
9780191594656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599509.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In ordinary speech and in criminal codes the descriptions of types of action are seemingly quite diverse, as are the possible taxonomical schemes for classifying them. Yet Anglo-American criminal law ... More


Breach of the Peace

Pamela R. Ferguson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861490
eISBN:
9781474406130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861490.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

What do the following behaviours have in common: shouting and swearing, painting graffiti, killing a fox by kicking it, glue-sniffing, cross-dressing in public, dangerous driving, discharging a ... More


CRIMINAL LAW: Implicit Proportionality Limitations on Criminal Liability

E. Thomas Sullivan and Richard S. Frase

in Proportionality Principles in American Law: Controlling Excessive Government Actions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195324938
eISBN:
9780199869411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324938.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Numerous constitutional and subconstitutional limitations on criminal liability embody one or more proportionality principles. Limiting retributive liability principles underlie constitutional rules ... More


The Virtues of Randomization

in Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226316130
eISBN:
9780226315997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315997.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The critiques set forth in this book reflect problems with the actuarial approach more generally—not just with specific types of stereotyping or profiles. This chapter sketches the contours and ... More


States of Passion: Law, Identity, and Social Construction of Desire

Yvonne Zylan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735082
eISBN:
9780199894802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735082.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book explores the role of legal discourse in shaping sexual experience, sexual expression, and sexual identity. The book focuses on three topics: anti-gay hate crime laws, same-sex sexual ... More


Law and Morality at War

Adil Ahmad Haque

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199687398
eISBN:
9780191767180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687398.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book integrates legal analysis and moral philosophy. It seeks to defend, interpret, implement, and reform the law of armed conflict. It argues that the law of armed conflict should provide ... More


Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age

Bernard E. Harcourt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226316130
eISBN:
9780226315997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315997.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

From random security checks at airports to the use of risk assessment in sentencing, actuarial methods are being used more than ever to determine whom law enforcement officials target and punish. And ... More


Habeas for the Twenty-First Century: Uses, Abuses, and the Future of the Great Writ

Nancy J. King and Joseph L. Hoffmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226436975
eISBN:
9780226436968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436968.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

For centuries, the writ of habeas corpus has served as an important safeguard against miscarriages of justice, and today it remains at the center of some of the most contentious issues of our ... More


Indian Law Jurisprudence in the Modern Era: A Common Law Approach Without Constitutional Principle

Frank Pommersheim

in Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199915736
eISBN:
9780190260262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199915736.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses how modern Indian Law jurisprudence has focused on three major concerns: regulating state authority in Indian country, regulating tribal authority over non-Indians and ... More


The Invasions and the Defences: Crime and Criminal Law

O. Chinnappa Reddy

in The Court and the Constitution of India: Summit and Shallows

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066286
eISBN:
9780199081462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066286.003.0038
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In India, the jurisprudence of criminal law has been a sadly neglected subject. The Supreme Court is generally satisfied with the facts, and if necessary, the interpretation of the particular statute ... More


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