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<i>The Domain of Excuses: A Theoretical Overview</i>

Jeremy Horder

in Excusing Crime

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780199225781
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191715174 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225781.003.0002

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

The Domain of Excuses: A Theoretical Overview

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the necessary conditions of excuse. It then discusses the sufficient conditions for an excuse, H. L. A. Hart's account, over-broad conceptions of excuse, strategic considerations and ‘objectivism’ in excuses, over-narrow conceptions of excuse, and whose responsibility is it to develop excuses.

Keywords: excuse; criminal law; H. L. A. Hart; objectivism

Chapter.  20624 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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