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Internal Constraints on Criminalization

Douglas Husak

in Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195328714
eISBN:
9780199869947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328714.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the criminal law itself, and especially its so‐called “general part,” is the source of four internal constraints on the authority of the state to enact and enforce penal ... More


Attempts: In the Philosophy of Action and the Criminal Law

Gideon Yaffe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590667
eISBN:
9780191595530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590667.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

A large number of people are serving sentences not for completing crimes, but for trying to. The law governing attempted crimes, then, is of practical importance, but the questions that arise in the ... More


Procrastination and the Law

Manuel A. Utset

in The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter develops a model of repeated procrastination that can be used to examine the efficacy of legal rules. The model yields the following counterintuitive result: if the immediate costs of ... More


Kant on Punishment: A Coherent Mix of Deterrence and Retribution?

Thomas E. Hill

in Respect, Pluralism, and Justice: Kantian Perspectives

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238348
eISBN:
9780191597688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238347.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Although Kant is often regarded an extreme retributivist regarding judicial punishment, the need to deter crime also plays a significant role in his theory of criminal law. Kant's special way of ... More


Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law: Volume 1

Leslie Green and Brian Leiter (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606443
eISBN:
9780191729683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606443.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This work is an annual forum for some of the best new philosophical work on law, by both senior and junior scholars from around the world. The chapters range widely over issues in general ... More


Criminal Law, Philosophy, and Psychology: Working at the Crossroads

Thomas Nadelhoffer

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law: Volume 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606443
eISBN:
9780191729683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606443.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the relevance of recent developments in experimental philosophy and social psychology to fundamental issues that arise in the criminal law — especially when it comes to the ... More


The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law Volume 3: Harm to Self

Joel Feinberg

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195059236
eISBN:
9780199869473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195059239.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This is the third volume of The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law, a four‐volume series in which Joel Feinberg addresses a complex question: What kinds of conduct may the state make criminal without ... More


Compatibilist Criminal Law *

Stephen J. Morse

in The Future of Punishment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199779208
eISBN:
9780199332595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779208.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The thesis of this chapter is simple and straightforward. The criminal law is a thoroughly folk psychological enterprise that is completely consistent with the truth of determinism or universal ... More


The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law Volume 4: Harmless Wrongdoing

Joel Feinberg

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195064704
eISBN:
9780199833207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195064704.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Harmless Wrongdoing is the final volume in a four‐volume work entitled The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law that examines the kinds of harm that a state legitimately may make criminal. ... More


The Implications of Heuristics and Biases Research on Moral and Legal Responsibility: A Case Against the Reasonable Person Standard

Leora Dahan-Katz

in Neuroscience and Legal Responsibility

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199925605
eISBN:
9780199332939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925605.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Research in the field of heuristics and biases has demonstrated that human reasoning processes are often non-normative. Specifically, such research demonstrates that human reasoning processes often ... More


Torts versus Crimes

Christopher Heath Wellman

in Rights Forfeiture and Punishment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190274764
eISBN:
9780190274788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274764.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The standard way to distinguish between torts and crimes is to allege that the latter are in some sense distinctively “public.” It is argued that we must look elsewhere for a principled distinction, ... 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


Legal Moralism and Retribution Revisited

Jeffrie G. Murphy

in Punishment and the Moral Emotions: Essays in Law, Morality, and Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199764396
eISBN:
9780190267575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199764396.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter traces the author's evolving philosophical outlook regarding his uncritical acceptance of retributivism in criminal law. Retributivism is, simply put, punishing the criminal because the ... More


Virtue Ethics and Criminal Punishment

Katrina L. Sifferd

in From Personality to Virtue: Essays on the Philosophy of Character

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746812
eISBN:
9780191809088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746812.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Virtue theory provides a unique perspective to critique certain contemporary punishment practices. To be a moral agent one must be able to act such that his or her actions deserve praise or blame; ... More


The Neuroscientific Non-Challenge to Meaning, Morals, and Purpose

Stephen J. Morse

in Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190460723
eISBN:
9780190460754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190460723.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

Stephen J. Morse argues that neuroscience raises no new challenges for the existence, source, and content of meaning, morals, and purpose in human life, nor for the robust conceptions of agency and ... More


Neuroscience, Deviant Appetites, and the Criminal Law

Colin Gavaghan

in Neuroscience and Legal Responsibility

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199925605
eISBN:
9780199332939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925605.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Attempts to measure sexual appetites for legal purposes, while by no means novel, have been rendered particularly topical by some recent high profile controversies. At the same time, a number of ... More


Rights Forfeiture and Punishment

Christopher Wellman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190274764
eISBN:
9780190274788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274764.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In Rights Forfeiture and Punishment, Christopher Heath Wellman argues that those of us who seek to defend the moral permissibility of punishment should shift our focus from general justifying aims to ... More


State Punishment and International Criminal Law

Christopher Heath Wellman

in Rights Forfeiture and Punishment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190274764
eISBN:
9780190274788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274764.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Even if we agree that punishment is permissible just in case the person punished has forfeited her right against this hard treatment, it remains an open question as to who may mete out this ... More


The Mind, the Brain, and the Law

Thomas Nadelhoffer, Dena Gromet, Geoffrey Goodwin, Eddy Nahmias, Chandra Sripada, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in The Future of Punishment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199779208
eISBN:
9780199332595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779208.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, we explore the potential influence that advances in neuroscience may have on legal decision makers and present the findings from some recent studies that probe folk intuitions ... More


The Neuroscience of Criminality and Our Sense of Justice: An Analysis of Recent Appellate Decisions in Criminal Cases

Valerie Hardcastle

in Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190460723
eISBN:
9780190460754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190460723.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

Part IV begins with Valerie Hardcastle’s chapter on the neuroscience of criminality and our sense of justice. Taking the US courts as her stalking horse, Hardcastle analyzes appellate cases from the ... More


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