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Objectivist Themes and Variations

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/9780198262688.003.0008

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

Objectivist Themes and Variations

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This chapter examines the objectivist argument for liability in criminal attempts. Objectivism does not appeal to any comparable fully objective principle. Objectivists do not claim that liability should be determined purely by the objective aspects of the agent's action. Though they agree that criminal liability should be determined in a crucial part by the subjective dimensions of the agent's action, they deny that the the subjective aspects should be sole ground of liability.

Keywords: criminal liability; criminal attempt; objectivism; subjectivism; criminal law

Chapter.  22745 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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