Criminal Law: Causing Harm

H. L. A. Hart

in Causation in the Law

Second edition

Published in print May 1985 | ISBN: 9780198254744
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681523 | DOI:
Criminal Law: Causing Harm

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This chapter deals with causing physical and economic harm. The first section considers harm caused by voluntary conduct. The second section on abnormality considers this topic under the three headings of physical states and events, the behaviour of animals, and non-voluntary human conduct. The third section deals with contributory causes. The last section considers cases of either doctor's or victim's negligence.

Keywords: criminal law; voluntary conduct; negligence; non-voluntary human conduct; physical harm; economic harm

Chapter.  19392 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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