SMNR: Philosophy of Criminal Law

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WED 3:45 - 5:35 pm TNH 3.128

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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, its justification, proportionality,  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
P&R , edition: 2nd edition
ISBN: 978-0-19-953478-4


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