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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, Inducing, Permitting, Helping Others to Act

Criminal Law: Causing, Inducing, Permitting, Helping Others to Act

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(p.363) XIII Criminal Law: Causing, Inducing, Permitting, Helping Others to Act
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Causation in the Law
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H. L. A. Hart

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254744.003.0015

This chapter deals with the place in the criminal law of those relationships termed interpersonal transactions. These are relevant whenever causing, inducing, helping, encouraging, or permitting others to act is a sufficient ground for criminal responsibility, even though the statutory or common law rule under which the liability arises is not expressly formulated in these terms. The first group includes those cases where accused is liable as a principal offender for causing harm through an innocent or irresponsible agent, and the numerous statutory offences which forbid a person to ‘cause’, ‘suffer’, ‘permit’, or ‘allow’ another to do some specified act. The second group deals with the various sorts of participation in crimes committed by others.

Keywords:   criminal law, interpersonal transactions, criminal responsibility, principal offender, common law, harm

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