Public Wrongs and the ‘Criminal Law’s Business’: When Victims Won’t Share
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
May 1, 2011
CRIME, PUNISHMENT, AND RESPONSIBILITY: THE JURISPRUDENCE OF ANTONY DUFF, Rowan Cruft, Matthew H. Kramer, and Mark R. Reiff, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011
Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2011-08
Amongst the many valuable contributions that Professor Antony Duff has made to criminal law theory is his account of what it means for a wrong to be public in character. In this chapter, I sketch an alternative way of thinking about criminalization, one which attempts to remain true to the important insights that illuminate Duff’s account, while providing (it is hoped) a more satisfying explanation of cases involving victims who reject the criminal law’s intervention.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: Criminalization, Public/Private, Wrongs, Jurisprudence, Criminal, Law Victims
Date posted: July 2, 2011
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