Review of R.A. Duff, Answering for Crime: Responsibility and Liability in the Criminal Law
Adil Ahmad Haque
Rutgers Law School; Rutgers Law School
July 29, 2008
Law & Politics Book Review, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 423-426, May 2008
Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Papers No. 028
Every account of the structure of criminal law involves an attempt to explain the content of and relationship between four basic concepts: wrongdoing, responsibility, fault, and punishment. The most ambitious accounts focus on a single concept in terms of which the others can be understood. ANSWERING FOR CRIME contains illuminating discussions of a variety of discrete issues, ranging from the relationship between attacks and endangerments to the difference between strict responsibility and strict liability, to the justification of mala prohibita crimes. But the greatest contribution of this marvelous book lies in Antony Duff's elegant and arresting vision of criminal law's conceptual foundation.
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Keywords: Criminal law, R.A. Duff, responsibility, justification, excuse
Date posted: July 30, 2008 ; Last revised: August 13, 2013
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