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Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law

Husak, Douglas

Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2008
ISBN 10: 019532871X / ISBN 13: 9780195328714
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Titel: Overcriminalization: The Limits of the ...

Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Art des Buches: Ex-Library


Ex-library hardcover, with dust-jacket within protective plastic sleeve attached to boards. Plastic is slightly scored in places, with two small nicks on rear leading edge. Library shelfmark sticker on foot of jacket spine. Library bookplate on front pastedown, barcode and label on FEP. Library stamps on colophon, page 11, and head, face and foot of page block. Contents are sound and clean, and the text is clear. TH. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 262612

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Inhaltsangabe: The United States today suffers from too much criminal law and too much punishment. Husak describes the phenomena in some detail and explores their relation, and why these trends produce massive injustice. His primary goal is to defend a set of constraints that limit the authority of states to enact and enforce penal offenses. The book urges the weight and relevance of this topic in the real world, and notes that most Anglo-American legal philosophers have neglected it. Husak's secondary goal is to situate this endeavor in criminal theory as traditionally construed. He argues that many of the resources to reduce the size and scope of the criminal law can be derived from within the criminal law itself-even though these resources have not been used explicitly for this purpose. Additional constraints emerge from a political view about the conditions under which important rights such as the right implicated by punishment-may be infringed. When conjoined, these constraints produce what Husak calls a minimalist theory of criminal liability. Husak applies these constraints to a handful of examples-most notably, to the justifiability of drug proscriptions.

Über den Autor:
Douglas Husak is Professor of Philosophy and Law at Rutgers University.

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