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Criminal Law Theory: Doctrines of the General Part

Stephen Shute and Andrew Simester


Written by philosophers and lawyers from the United States and the United Kingdom, this collection of original essays offers new insights into the doctrines that make up the general part of the criminal law. It sheds theoretical light on the diversity and unity of the general part and advances our understanding of such key issues as criminalisation, omissions, voluntary actions, knowledge, belief, reckelssness, duress, self-defence, entrapment and officially-induced mistake of law.

Keywords: criminal law, criminalisation, omissions, voluntary actions, recklessness, duress, self-defence, entrapment, mistake of law, general part

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199243495
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243495.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Shute, editor
Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, University of Birmingham

Andrew Simester, editor
Professor of Legal Philosophy, University of Nottingham