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Wrongs and Crimes

Victor Tadros

Abstract

This book discusses the relationship between moral wrongdoing and criminalization. It begins with an account of the nature of wrongdoing, arguing that the primary role of wrongdoing is in practical reasoning, and that wrongdoing is best understood as a constraint on freedom. It then considers the source of interpersonal responses to wrongdoing, focusing especially on the justification of public condemnation and punishment. In doing so, it shows that the duty view of punishment that the book further defends can withstand challenges from free-will scepticism. It examines, mostly sceptically, fam ... More

Keywords: wrongdoing, criminalization, freedom, punishment, free will, consent, harm, guns, attempts, rape

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199571376
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571376.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victor Tadros, author
Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory, University of Warwick