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Provocation and Responsibility

Jeremy Horder


This book draws on historical and philosophical sources not normally linked in analysis of the criminal law, to provide a detailed study of the effect of provocation on culpability in morality and law. It traces the fascinating history and colourful development of the legal doctrine of provocation, right up to present-day controversies over the scope of the doctrine’s application in murder cases. These developments are illuminated throughout by setting them in the context of the changing moral and philosophical understanding of anger, its effect on responsibility, and the role it plays in the ... More

Keywords: criminal law, culpability, morality, law, provocation, murder, anger, responsibility, human character

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198256960
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256960.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Horder, author
Worcester College, Oxford; University Lecturer in Law