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Liberalism, Partial Excuses and Short-comers

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/9780199225781.003.0005

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

Liberalism, Partial Excuses and Short-comers

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This chapter sets out the theoretical structure of partial excuses, and explains what the implications of finding someone partially excused are to be. It gives an account of, and defends, an important theoretical distinction between different kinds of partial excuse: on the one hand, partial excuses such as provocation and demands-of-conscience; and on the other hand, the proposed new partial excuse of diminished capacity.

Keywords: partial excuses; second-degree offences; excusatory diminished responsibility; diminished capacity; mental deficiency; provocation

Chapter.  29058 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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