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Torture and the Balance of Evils

Michael Moore

in Placing Blame: A Theory of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599493
eISBN:
9780191594649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599493.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

If (as the last chapter argues) criminal legislation should prima facie aim at prohibiting all and only moral wrongdoing, then the actual reach of the criminal law will depend on the nature of moral ... More


Justification

Alan Brudner

in Punishment and Freedom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199207251
eISBN:
9780191705502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207251.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter argues that it is impossible to generalize about the nature and rationale of legal justifications because justifications divide themselves into two categories each of which is further ... More


The Purgative Rationale for Capital Punishment

Matthew H. Kramer

in The Ethics of Capital Punishment: A Philosophical Investigation of Evil and its Consequences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199642182
eISBN:
9780191732188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642182.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This pivotal chapter makes the positive case for the institution of capital punishment, after the preceding chapters have rejected all the standardly propounded rationales for that institution. The ... More


The Choice of Evils and the Collisions of Theory

Marc O. DeGirolami

in Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752232
eISBN:
9780199895342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752232.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the relationship of retributivism to “choice of evils” defense: If an actor must either break the law or allow something terrible to happen, the actor who breaks the law may be ... More


Genocide and the Obedience Paradigm

Augustine Brannigan

in Beyond the Banality of Evil: Criminology and Genocide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674626
eISBN:
9780191766893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674626.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides a critical review of the Milgram experimental studies of obedience that were premised on Hannah Arendt’s conclusion that the Holocaust arose from the banality of evil. Milgram’s ... More


Demons, Devils, and Ritual Abuse: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Mary deYoung

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723301
eISBN:
9780191789700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723301.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter analyses the cultural, historical, and religious factors that gave rise to the satanic ritual abuse moral panic in the United States during the 1980s and beyond. The moral panic fuelled ... More


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