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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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Causation and the Principles of Punishment

Causation and the Principles of Punishment

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(p.389) XIV Causation and the Principles of Punishment
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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/9780198254744.003.0016

It is plain that something more elaborate than the simple combination of mens rea and sine qua non is required in a substitute for or analysis of ‘proximate cause’ that caters for the complexity of the facts and accords with the main trends of decision. Two positions of this sort have been worked out in some detail by American jurists, considered in the first two sections of this chapter. The first section discusses causation and imputation. The second section considers the draft American Model Penal Code. Meanwhile, the third section examines the scope of criminal liability.

Keywords:   punishment principles, causation, imputation, American Model Penal Code, criminal liability

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