Communication and the Character of Criminal Responsibility


in Criminal Responsibility

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780199225828
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191718571 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

Communication and the Character of Criminal Responsibility

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Building on the argument in Chapter 2, this chapter is concerned with the communicative function of the criminal law. It is argued that the limits of criminal responsibility are set by the function that it has in condemning wrongdoers for their conduct. This chapter then explores the implications of this idea for the fault requirements of the criminal law and for the role of the outcomes of the defendant's conduct in the attribution of criminal liability.

Keywords: communicative function; responsibility; criminal liability; outcomes

Chapter.  15255 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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