When should someone who may have intentionally or knowingly committed criminal wrongdoing be excused? Excusing Crime examines what excusing conditions are, and why familiar excuses, such as duress, are thought to fulfill those conditions. The 'classical' view of excuses sees them as rational defects (such as mistake) in the motive force behind an action, but contrasts them with 'denials of responsibility', such as insanity, where the rational defect in that motive force is attributable to a mental defect in the agent him- ...

Excusing Crime 2007, OUP UK

ISBN-13: 9780199225781

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Excusing Crime 2004, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198264828