Private Rights and Public Wrongs
Robert Hedley Stevens
University of Oxford
January 30, 2014
book of essays edited by Matthew Dyson, "Unraveling Tort and Crime", Forthcoming
This paper is in two parts. First, the analytic question of how we distinguish crimes from torts will be addressed. Second a normative claim will be made that Mill’s Harm Principle is both too narrow and too broad in determining what kind of conduct can be criminalised.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: crime, torts, crimes, tort, harm principle, Mill, Hohfeld, rights, utilitarianism, theft, insults, offence, misery, public policy, public law, private law, civil recourse, Zipursky, volenti, virtue, wrongs, freedom, punishment, public policy
Date posted: February 1, 2014
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