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Acting, Trying, and Criminal Liability

R. A. DUFF.

in Action and Value in Criminal Law

December 1993; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 16792 words.

This chapter discusses the doctrine that all action consists essentially in trying, and the concept of action and its role in the criminal law. It argues that the actions of one who commits...

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Acting, Willing, and Trying

R. A. Duff.

in Criminal Attempts

January 1997; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 14712 words.

This chapter examines the role of volition in determining liability in criminal attempts. It discusses different types of volitions and provides a functionalist account alongside H.A....

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Action and Value in Criminal Law

Edited by Stephen Shute, John Gardner and Jeremy Horder.

December 1993; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Criminal Law. 328 pages.

Criminal law has been described as a species of political and moral philosophy; whether that can be said to be true is not at all certain, but criminal law can be the subject of...

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Action, Basic Action, and the ‘Act Requirement’

R. A. Duff.

in Criminal Attempts

January 1997; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 12925 words.

This chapter examines the role of action and act requirement in determining liability in criminal attempts. It discusses some popular accounts of action to which subjectivists sometimes...

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Action, Intention, and Responsibility

R. A. Duff.

in Criminal Attempts

January 1997; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 17239 words.

This chapter discusses a different account of action related to the determination of liability in criminal attempts that rejects the objectivist and subjectivist accounts and some of their...

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Acts and <i>Actus Reus</i>

Vincent Chiao.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law

November 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Law; Criminal Law. 10462 words.

This chapter examines the concept of actus reus as a basic, essential component of criminal liability. It considers a range of recent scholarly interpretations of actus reus and the extent...

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Actus reus

John Child and David Ormerod.

in Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Essentials of Criminal Law

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 22194 words.

This chapter provides an overview of actus reus, which refers to the ‘external elements’ of an offence. An actus reus is not simply about the movements of the accused, that is, her conduct....

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<i>Actus reus</i>

Michael J. Allen.

in Criminal Law

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 24815 words.

Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter explains the concept of actus reus. It...

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<i>Actus Reus</i>

Jonathan Herring.

in Criminal Law

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 35343 words.

The actus reus is a central aspect of criminal law that defines the harm done to the victim and the wrong performed by the defendant. In many cases this involves proof that the defendant...

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<i>Actus reus</i>

Jonathan Herring.

in Criminal Law Concentrate

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 5546 words.

Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are...

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