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Psychoculpability

Hyman Gross

in Crime and Punishment

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199644711
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738944 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644711.003.0010
Psychoculpability

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This chapter takes up the prevailing idea that a wicked or otherwise untoward state of mind is the key to culpability, and tries to show that this is quite wrong. This mentalist notion encourages a view that the chapter wishes to discredit — the view that concern about culpability in the criminal law is concern about what is morally wrong in criminal conduct.

Keywords: crime; culpability; criminal law; criminal conduct; moral wrong

Chapter.  6057 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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