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Criminal Responsibility

Victor Tadros


This book is concerned with the proper nature and scope of criminal responsibility. The book takes a philosophical rather than a doctrinal approach to this question: it is concerned with how the best understanding of criminal responsibility should shape the law, not with the law as it actually is. The general account of criminal responsibility that it provides is based on the relationship between the action performed and the character of the agent performing it. An action can be attributed to a defendant, it is argued, only if that action is connected in the proper way to the agent's character ... More

Keywords: law, responsibility, defences, causation, character

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199225828
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225828.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victor Tadros, author
Professor of Law, University of Warwick
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