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
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 3
Keywords: criminal law, negligence, responsibility, blame
Date posted: May 27, 2010
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