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Criminal Attempts

R. A. Duff

Published in print January 1997 | ISBN: 9780198262688
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682384 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262688.001.0001

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

Criminal Attempts

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This book reflects the belief that a careful study of the Law of Attempts should be both interesting in itself, as well as being a productive route into a number of larger and deeper issues in criminal law theory and in the philosophy of action. By identifying the legal doctrines which courts and legislatures have developed or adopted, the book goes on to ask whether and how they can be rationalized or rendered persuasive. Such an approach involves paying detailed attention to cases. The book is unusual in that it grapples with English, Scots, and US law, showing great breadth of research as well as philosophical sophistication.

Keywords: Law of Attempts; criminal law theory; courts; legislatures; England; Scotland; US; philosophy of action; legal doctrines

Book.  448 pages. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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