SMNR: Philosophy of Criminal Law

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WED 3:45 - 5:35 pm JON 5.208

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This seminar will be a study of philosophical questions concerning punishment and responsibility in the criminal law. These questions include the nature of punishment in the law, its justification, the compatibility of criminal responsibility with a scientific world view, and the compatibility of mens rea as a condition of criminality with deterrence as an aim of punishment.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Punishment and Responsibility *
H. L. A. Hart
Oxford Unive Press , edition: 2nd edition w/Gardner introduction
ISBN: 978-0-19-953478-4


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