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Excusing Crime

Jeremy Horder


This book examines the gradual emancipation of the individual in national and international law and the changing social attitudes towards personal choice in constituting identity. It demonstrates that this desire of persons for choice is not limited to Western industrial society but a historical development powered by such independent variables as urbanisation, the communications revolution, education, and economic development. These factors are changing the way persons affiliate: their attitudes towards nationality, religion, careers, sexuality, and gender roles. In the new climate of persona ... More

Keywords: emancipation, law and society, socialisation, individualism, nationality, personal choice, identity, urbanisation, personal freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199225781
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225781.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Horder, author
Law Commissioner for England and Wales; and Professor of Criminal Law, Porjes Trust Fellow, Worcester College, University of Oxford