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Crime and Punishment

Lawrence M. Friedman

in A History of American Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190070885
eISBN:
9780190070922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070885.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the development of criminal law in the second half of the nineteenth century, covering the statute law of crimes, crime rates, insanity, punishment and correction, and ... More


Introduction: International Criminal Law— Basic Concepts

George P. Fletcher

in The Grammar of Criminal Law: Volume Two: International Criminal Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190903572
eISBN:
9780190903602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903572.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the basic concepts of international criminal law. To understand the international legal order in the field of criminal law, one needs to ask three ... More


Crime and Punishment: And a Footnote on Tort

Lawrence M. Friedman

in A History of American Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190070885
eISBN:
9780190070922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070885.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the history of American criminal law, covering penal law and penal reform, prison, and tort. The criminal law is an important lever of power, for any government. The leaders of ... More


The Grammar of Criminal Law: Volume Two: International Criminal Law

George P. Fletcher

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190903572
eISBN:
9780190903602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903572.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

This book is an invitation to readers interested in the future of international cooperation to master the 12 basic dichotomies of international criminal law. The book foresees a growing interest in ... More


Human Rights as Everyone’s Business

Rowan Cruft

in Human Rights, Ownership, and the Individual

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198793366
eISBN:
9780191884122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793366.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first half of Chapter 10 addresses criticisms of the conception of human rights developed in Chapter 9: that it overlooks how human rights law protects collective goods rather than the ... More


Law vs. Justice

George P. Fletcher

in The Grammar of Criminal Law: Volume Two: International Criminal Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190903572
eISBN:
9780190903602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903572.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

This concluding chapter looks at the concepts of law and justice. There are two concepts of law: law as principle and law as rule or regularity. The former is normative, while the latter is ... More


Early Modern Jurisprudence and Theology

Thomas M. Green

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume I: Celtic Origins to Reformed Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198759331
eISBN:
9780191819889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759331.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This chapter argues that the subject of theology and jurisprudence in Scotland falls into two distinct and often independent histories, the first concerning the reception of Canon law in Scotland ... More


Punishment vs. Tort Liability

George P. Fletcher

in The Grammar of Criminal Law: Volume Two: International Criminal Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190903572
eISBN:
9780190903602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903572.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on tort liability. In the international legal order, the tort regime is of particular importance. As we shall see, the Alien Tort Claims Act has a vital role to play either as a ... More


A History of American Law

Lawrence M. Friedman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190070885
eISBN:
9780190070922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070885.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book is a general history of the legal system of the United States, beginning in the colonial period, and continuing up to the present. The work was originally published in 1973; this is the ... More


Crime and Punishment in the Twentieth Century

Lawrence M. Friedman

in A History of American Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190070885
eISBN:
9780190070922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070885.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses changes in criminal law in the twentieth century, covering the decriminalization of sex and vice, defendants’ rights, the death penalty, and crime waves and the national ... More


Accidents vs. Mistakes

George P. Fletcher

in The Grammar of Criminal Law: Volume Two: International Criminal Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190903572
eISBN:
9780190903602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903572.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the distinction between accidents and mistakes. Much of the law of torts centers on negligent accidents—whether with cars, airplanes, guns, or simply walking on a slippery ... More


Of One-eyed and Toothless Miscreants: Making the Punishment Fit the Crime?

Michael Tonry (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190070595
eISBN:
9780190070625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070595.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Interest in retributive theory, and emphasis on proportionality between crime and punishment as a requirement of justice, revived in English-speaking countries in the 1970s. After less than a half ... More


“The World is Made for Men”: Interpersonal Violence in Quebec, 1763–1837

Nancy Christie

in The Formal and Informal Politics of British Rule In Post-Conquest Quebec, 1760-1837: A Northern Bastille

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198851813
eISBN:
9780191886492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851813.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

Canvassing the criminal and civil courts of Quebec, this chapter uncovers the patterns of male assault, both against other men and against women, with a focus upon the ways in which quotidian social ... More


To Be a Christ: Striving for Righteousness at the Pall Mall Gazette, 1880–8

Stewart J. Brown

in W. T. Stead: Nonconformist and Newspaper Prophet

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198832539
eISBN:
9780191871078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832539.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

As assistant editor, then editor of the Pall Mall Gazette from 1880 to 1888, W. T. Stead pioneered what became known as the ‘New Journalism’, or journalism with a mission. The chapter considers ... More


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