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9780521058100

Justification Defenses and Just Convictions

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521058100

  • ISBN10:

    0521058104

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-28
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This major study advances an interpretation of criminal justification defences that views them as an integral component of the structure of the criminal law. Criminal law is defined here as the institutional representation of the underlying principles of political morality in a liberal society. The book extends the traditional scope of the legal and philosophical discussion of justification defences. It integrates philosophical analysis with a consideration of contemporary applications, it shows how these defences are key components of criminal law, and it explores the relationship between legal and moral justification.

Table of Contents

Justification defenses: the issues
Justification defenses and the conventional public morality
Self-defense
Self-defense and battered women
Duress and systematically complete mitigation
The limits of justification: necessity and nullification
Conclusion
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