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Introduction

Gideon Yaffe

in Attempts

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199590667
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595530 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590667.003.0001
Introduction

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This introduction identifies a variety of issues that arise in the adjudication of attempted crimes and briefly describes the solutions to those problems that are offered in the succeeding chapters of the book. Part 1 of the book describes what it is to commit an attempt and why attempts are criminalized. Part 2 considers problems that can be solved through appreciation of what it is to try to do something. Part 3 considers problems that can be solved through consideration of what evidence of attempt is needed given what attempts are. Part 4 considers sentencing of attempts and explores the implications of the idea that the sentence for completion sets the ceiling for the sentence of attempt.

Keywords: attempt; trying; intention; evidence; criminalization; sentence

Chapter.  9446 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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