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Motive and Criminal Liability *

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/9780199585038.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Contrary to conventional wisdom, this chapter argues that the motive of the defendant is and ought to be relevant to his criminal liability. It attempts to show that motives are important to ... More


Adapted for Genocide

Scott Christianson

in The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255623
eISBN:
9780520945616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255623.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As Adolf Hitler prepared his plans for world conquest, Germany initiated a major program to develop all kinds of lethal gases. As Hitler invaded Poland, he used the press of war to secretly authorize ... More


Human Rights, Secularism and Religion

Mohsen Kadivar

in Human Rights and Reformist Islam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474449304
eISBN:
9781474495400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449304.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The focus of this chapter is a comparative study between Läcité (secularism) and religious beliefs in the domain of human rights. These issues are discussed in this chapter: axes of the challenges of ... More


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