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The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 2: Offense to Others
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The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 2: Offense to Others

Joel Feinberg

Abstract

This book is the second in a four-volume work entitled The Moral Limits of Criminal Law, which examines the acts that the state may make criminal. It focuses on the issue of offense, presenting a detailed analysis of offensive behavior and how it is more a nuisance than a menace. It identifies the different kinds of offenses and the standards for evaluating their seriousness. The issue of obscenity is analyzed within the context of pornography and the Constitution. Obscene words, their functions, and social and legal implications are also discussed.

Keywords: offense, nuisance, obscenity, pornography, obscene words

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1988 Print ISBN-13: 9780195052152
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195052153.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joel Feinberg, author
University of Arizona, Tucson