Chapter

Punishing Attempts

R. A. Duff

in Criminal Attempts

Published in print January 1997 | ISBN: 9780198262688
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682384 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262688.003.0004

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

Punishing Attempts

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This chapter examines the punishment or sentencing of a defendant convicted of a criminal attempt. Neither the American Model Penal Code nor the 1981 Act of Great Britain give the mere fact of failure in a criminal attempt significance in sentencing. The chapter examines the varieties of failure and the resulting harm issue and discusses their implications for sentencing.

Keywords: sentencing; criminal attempt; punishment; Model Penal Code; 1981 Act; criminal failure

Chapter.  5559 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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