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The Object of Criminal Responsibility


Michelle Madden Dempsey


Villanova University School of Law

May 1, 2010

Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-14

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This short essay critiques Larry Alexander and Kim Ferzan’s argument against negligence liability, focusing in particular on the authors’ characterization of the object of criminal responsibility (i.e., that for which an actor is held criminally responsible) and the impact this (mis)characterization has on our intuitions regarding negligence liability.

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Keywords: criminal law, negligence, responsibility, blame

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Date posted: May 27, 2010  

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Dempsey, Michelle Madden, The Object of Criminal Responsibility (May 1, 2010). Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-14 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1616287

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Villanova University School of Law ( email )
299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
United States
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