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Consent to Harm

Vera Bergelson

in The Ethics of Consent: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195335149
eISBN:
9780199866335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335149.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter asks whether we should accept the principle volenti non fit injuria (to one who consents no wrong is done). It considers the way in which the Model Penal Code treats the defense of ... More


Introduction

Markus D. Dubber

in An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190243043
eISBN:
9780190243081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243043.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The Introduction discusses the origins, ambition, approach, and structure of the Model Penal Code, connecting the Code’s structure to that of the book. Topics addressed include the origin of the ... More


An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

Markus D. Dubber

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190243043
eISBN:
9780190243081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243043.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This second edition of this text retains the book’s original aim, approach, and structure as a companion to the Model Penal Code. Reflecting the Code’s attempt to present an accessible, ... More


Five Punishments and Beyond: The Evolution of Penal Codes in Imperial China

Xiaoqun Xu

in Heaven Has Eyes: Law and Justice in Chinese History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190060046
eISBN:
9780190060077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060046.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History, Political History

Chapter 1 discusses the intellectual foundations of Chinese law and justice, such as the notions of Heaven, the Mandate of Heaven, Heaven-human interactions, and yin and yang as two primal forces ... More


Transition to Independence: Humanized Justice and the Reinvention of Hegemony and Coercion in the Spanish Atlantic

Victor M. Uribe-Uran

in Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794633
eISBN:
9780804796316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Examines briefly some of the changes brought about by Independence and peninsular liberalism. It establishes that the humanization of punishment was not the abrupt result of independence and ... More


The Possession Paradigm: The Special Part and the Police Power Model of the Criminal Process

Markus Dirk Dubber

in Defining Crimes: Essays on The Special Part of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269228
eISBN:
9780191710100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269228.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on New York criminal law, with occasional references to the Model Penal Code to broaden the scope of the inquiry. It explains that studies in the special part of criminal law are ... More


The Model Penal Code and the War on Crime

Markus D. Dubber

in The Dual Penal State: The Crisis of Criminal Law in Comparative-Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198744290
eISBN:
9780191805752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744290.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Part III of Dual Penal State uses dual penal state analysis to generate a comparative-historical account of American penality. With comparative glimpses at Germany and, to a lesser extent, England, ... More


Ottoman Criminal Justice and the Transformation of Islamic Criminal Law and Punishment in the Age of Modernity, 1839–1922

Kent F. Schull

in Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641734
eISBN:
9781474400886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter One provides a brief overview of the early modern Ottoman legal system and its transformation during the long nineteenth century with special emphasis on the creation of a comprehensive ... More


The Model Penal Code, Legal Process, and the Alegitimacy of American Penality

Markus D Dubber

in Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673612
eISBN:
9780191751745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673612.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

The Model Penal Code, drafted under the auspices of Herbert Wechsler, is the most significant text in the history of American criminal law. Yet, in an important and revealing sense, it is not a ... More


The Cultural Defense: Reflections in Light of the Model Penal Code and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Kent Greenawalt

in Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199676590
eISBN:
9780191756023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676590.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter examines the most ambitious attempt in the United States to draft a systematic criminal code—the influential Model Penal Code, and its commentaries—to see what mention is made of, and ... More


The Netherlands

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Apart from the Northern Territory of Australia, where legislation has recently been enacted, the country which has come closest to the legalization of active voluntary euthanasia is the Netherlands. ... More


The Statutorification of Common-Law Fields: Torts, Contracts and Commercial Law, Civil Procedure, and Criminal Law

G. Edward White

in Law in American History, Volume III: 1930-2000

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190634940
eISBN:
9780190940348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634940.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the process, over an interval between the years after World War I and the 1960s, in which most of the fields considered “basic” common-law subjects in legal education and the ... More


The Repetitions of History

Robin Feldman

in The Role of Science in Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368581
eISBN:
9780199867455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368581.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter traces the instinct to reach for science in American legal doctrine back through the 1800s. It examines both the more formal legal theory movements as well as individual doctrinal ... More


Duff on Attempts

Larry Alexander

in Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199592814
eISBN:
9780191729034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592814.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

There is hardly any topic within the vast domain of crime and punishment on which Antony Duff has not commented, or at least commented with great intelligence. Among the doctrinal precincts of ... More


A Functional Analysis of Criminal Law

Paul H. Robinson

in Structure and Function in Criminal Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258865
eISBN:
9780191681875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258865.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses how most current criminal law doctrines contain aspects that perform different functions. The first two purposes of the provisions governing the definition of offences embody ... More


Utilitarian Political Economy and Empire: Mill as Liberal Imperialist

Kathleen Blake

in Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Empire is again the concern in discussion of writings on India by Bentham‐‐‐with parallels in Smith‐‐‐and the Mills. Revisiting the principle of liberty, the chapter asks how the liberalism of the ... More


Pilate’s Paramount Duty: Constitutional Reasonableness and the Restriction of Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081760
eISBN:
9780199082360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081760.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the particular relevance to South Asia of the disagreement between the ideas of two nineteenth-century thinkers—John Stuart Mill and James Fitzjames Stephen. While Mill ... More


The Rules of Conduct

Paul H. Robinson

in Structure and Function in Criminal Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258865
eISBN:
9780191681875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258865.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter demonstrates the usefulness of a functional analysis. It starts by presenting the obscuring rules of conduct with an overlay of liability and grading rules. Instead of clarifying and ... More


The Doctrines of Liability

Paul H. Robinson

in Structure and Function in Criminal Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258865
eISBN:
9780191681875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258865.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the doctrines of liability that contribute to the liability function. It also reports an example of each of the functional analysis that suggests some less obvious failures, ... More


Education, antiquity, and the beginnings of linguistic nationalism, 1690–1789

Tony Crowley

in Wars of Words: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1537-2004

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273430
eISBN:
9780191706202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273430.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Outlining the debates over the relative merits and demerits of the English and Gaelic languages in Ireland in the period of the Penal Code, this chapter traces a shifting historical narrative which ... More


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