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Criminal Attempts

R. A. Duff


This book reflects the belief that a careful study of the Law of Attempts should be both interesting in itself, as well as being a productive route into a number of larger and deeper issues in criminal law theory and in the philosophy of action. By identifying the legal doctrines which courts and legislatures have developed or adopted, the book goes on to ask whether and how they can be rationalized or rendered persuasive. Such an approach involves paying detailed attention to cases. The book is unusual in that it grapples with English, Scots, and US law, showing great breadth of research as w ... More

Keywords: Law of Attempts, criminal law theory, courts, legislatures, England, Scotland, US, philosophy of action, legal doctrines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198262688
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262688.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. A. Duff, author
University of Stirling