Chapter

Introduction

Douglas Husak

in The Philosophy of Criminal Law

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199585038
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723476 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585038.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter describes how the essays in this volume illustrate the author's general views about the nature and function of criminal theory. It identifies and defends the many themes that run throughout the articles. Together, the essays present a desert-based analysis of issues in the philosophy of criminal law that resists the consequentialist approach more familiar among legal scholars.

Keywords: punishment; justice; desert; consequentialism; deontology

Chapter.  7773 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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