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The Ends of Harm The Moral Foundations of Criminal Law



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Author Biography

Victor Tadros, Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory, University of Warwick

Victor Tadros is Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory at the University of Warwick. Prior to his appointment at Warwick he held positions at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh. He has written on criminal responsibility, criminal offences, criminal trials, the presumption of innocence, just war theory, and various aspects of moral and political philosophy. He is currently engaged in a major project on criminalization with Antony Duff, Lindsay Farmer, Sandra Marshall, and Massimo Renzo, funded by the AHRC for which he is currently writing a book entitled Wrongs and Crimes.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
The Aims of Punishment
2. Justifying Punishment
3. Recognition and Choice
4. Against Desert
5. The Limits of Communication
Means, Motivations, and Ends
6. Defending the Means Principle
7. Wrongdoing and Motivation
Permissibility, Harm, and Self-Defence
8. Choice, Responsibility, and Permissible Harm
9. Conflicts and Permissibility
10. Mistakes and Self-Defence
11. Responsibility and Self-Defence
Punishment and the Duties of Offenders
12. Punishment as a Remedy
13. State Punishment
14. Protection Against Punishment
15. Proportionate Punishment

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