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Causation in the Law$
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H. L. A. Hart and Tony Honoré

Print publication date: 1985

Print ISBN-13: 9780198254744

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254744.001.0001

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Criminal Law: Causing Harm

Criminal Law: Causing Harm

(p.325) XII Criminal Law: Causing Harm
Causation in the Law

H. L. A. Hart

Oxford University Press

This chapter deals with causing physical and economic harm. The first section considers harm caused by voluntary conduct. The second section on abnormality considers this topic under the three headings of physical states and events, the behaviour of animals, and non-voluntary human conduct. The third section deals with contributory causes. The last section considers cases of either doctor's or victim's negligence.

Keywords:   criminal law, voluntary conduct, negligence, non-voluntary human conduct, physical harm, economic harm

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