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Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law

Douglas Husak

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195328714
eISBN:
9780199869947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328714.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The United States suffers from too much criminal law and too much punishment. These two trends conspire to produce massive injustice. To rectify this injustice, we need to defend and implement a ... More


The Labour Government and Northern Ireland, 1974–9

John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

in The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266579
eISBN:
9780191601446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266573.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter is highly critical of the Wilson cabinet's failure to defend Northern Ireland's first consociational experiment, the Sunningdale Agreement, although it concedes that this agreement may ... More


Crime, Corruption, and Politics: Transnational Factors

Leslie Holmes

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Examines the internationalization of crime and corruption in post‐communist states and its serious implications for both established democracies and democratizing countries. The main hypothesis is ... More


The Structures of the Criminal Law

R.A. Duff, Lindsay Farmer, S.E. Marshall, Massimo Renzo, and Victor Tadros (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199644315
eISBN:
9780191732249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644315.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This book is part of a series arising from an interdisciplinary investigation into the issue of criminalization, focussing on the principles and goals that should guide decisions about what kinds of ... More


Working with “Youth-at-Risk”: The Way Ahead

Francis Wing-lin Lee

in Nurturing Pillars of Society: Understanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028801
eISBN:
9789882207226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

A multitude of services are utilized in efforts for assisting youth-at-risk to re-establish a pro-social lifestyle. While cooperation and multi-level interventions are needed since there are multiple ... More


Some Final Remarks on Working with Young Offenders

Francis Wing-lin Lee

in Nurturing Pillars of Society: Understanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028801
eISBN:
9789882207226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In putting a stop to the criminalization process, the gradual procession in which a juvenile delinquent develops into an adult criminal because of insufficient intervention, intermediate intervention ... More


Criminal Law Theory: Doctrines of the General Part

Stephen Shute and Andrew Simester (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243495
eISBN:
9780191714177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243495.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Written by philosophers and lawyers from the United States and the United Kingdom, this collection of original essays offers new insights into the doctrines that make up the general part of the ... More


The Nature and Justifiability of Nonconsummate Offenses *

Douglas Husak

in The Philosophy of Criminal Law: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199585038
eISBN:
9780191723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585038.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter shows that an offense is consummate if the conduct it proscribes causes harm on each occasion on which it is performed. The paradigm, ‘core’ examples of crimes in any jurisdiction, ... More


Governmental Intervention in and Punishment for the Use of Spiritual Healing Methods

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The use of spiritual healing methods by parents to heal their children presents a hard free exercise case, and this chapter examines several of these key cases from the nineteenth and twentieth ... More


Legal Boundaries Between the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems in the United States

Patrick Griffin

in From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199828166
eISBN:
9780199951208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828166.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes the complex patchwork of jurisdictional age, transfer, and blended sentencing laws that determine where, in any given state, the juvenile justice system leaves off and the ... More


Prosecution under the American Convention on Human Rights

Anja Seibert-Fohr

in Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569328
eISBN:
9780191721502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569328.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have been at the forefront of the fight against impunity for years. This chapter analyses the role of ... More


Prosecution under the European Convention on Human Rights

Anja Seibert-Fohr

in Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569328
eISBN:
9780191721502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569328.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

An increasing number of cases before the European Court of Human Rights challenge flaws in criminal proceedings. This chapter analyses the role of prosecution and punishment under the European ... More


Judging Addicts: Drug Courts and Coercion in the Justice System

Rebecca Tiger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784068
eISBN:
9780814759417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784068.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The number of people incarcerated in the United States now exceeds 2.3 million, due in part to the increasing criminalization of drug use: over 25 percent of people incarcerated in jails and prisons ... More


From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Patrisia Macías-Rojas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804665
eISBN:
9781479858422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804665.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

From Deportation to Prison traces the punitive turn in immigration and border policy to the Department of Homeland Security’s Criminal Alien Program (CAP), originally designed to purge noncitizens ... More


The Criminalization of Abortion in the West: Its Origins in Medieval Law

Wolfgang P. Müller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450891
eISBN:
9780801464157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450891.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Anyone who wants to understand how abortion has been treated historically in the Western legal tradition must first come to terms with two quite different but interrelated historical trajectories. On ... More


"Young people, welfare and crime": Governing non-participation

Ross Fergusson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447307013
eISBN:
9781447311713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307013.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Mass youth unemployment is now endemic and almost ubiquitous in middle-income, rich and poor countries alike. This book re-interprets the changing relationship between young people’s ... More


Introduction

Gideon Yaffe

in Attempts: In the Philosophy of Action and the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590667
eISBN:
9780191595530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590667.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This introduction identifies a variety of issues that arise in the adjudication of attempted crimes and briefly describes the solutions to those problems that are offered in the succeeding chapters ... More


Rationalizing the Criminalization of Attempt

Gideon Yaffe

in Attempts: In the Philosophy of Action and the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590667
eISBN:
9780191595530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590667.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Typically, when the legislature defines a crime it also, thereby, makes it a crime to attempt the crime defined. The legislature thus appears to rely on the following principle: if it is justifiable ... More


The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Charles A. Erin and Suzanne Ost (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book analyses how the criminal justice system regulates health care practice, and to what extent it can and should be used as a tool to resolve ethical conflict in health care. For most of the ... More


‘What is the use of a woman's will?’: the demise of Moll in the age of sensibility

Nicola Lacey

in Women, Crime, and Character: From Moll Flanders to Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199544363
eISBN:
9780191720185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544363.003.2
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

This chapter argues that while the 18th century saw an emerging focus on internal markers of states of mind, evaluations of external markers of character remained central to the attribution of ... More


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