Kenneth W. Simons

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Professor of Law

401 E. Peltason Dr.

Room 3800H

Irvine, CA 92697-1000

United States

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

Dimensions of Negligence in Criminal and Tort Law

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Aug 2002
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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negligence, risk, reasonable, reasonableness, fault

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Parsing the Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Third-Party Punishment

Journal of Neuroscience. Vol. 36, 9420-9434, 2016, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-50, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-01
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
United States District Court - District of Massachusetts, University of Virginia School of Law, Second Judicial District Court Judge, State of Colorado, Harvard University - Center for Bioethics, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences and Vanderbilt University - Department of Psychology
Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience
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punishment, crime, neuroscience, mental state, harm, judges, decision making, sentencing, jurors, law and neuroscience, brain, brain imaging, brain scan, neuroimaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI, behavioral biology, law and emotion, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology

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Mistake of Fact or Mistake of Criminal Law? Explaining and Defending the Distinction

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Vol. 3, 2009, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 08-32
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Nov 2008
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Mistake of law, Mistake of fact, Crime, Punishment

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Dworkin's Two Principles of Dignity: An Unsatisfactory Nonconsequentialist Account of Interpersonal Moral Duties

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 90, 2010, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 10-10
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 May 2010 Last Revised: 17 May 2010
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Rescue, Moral duty, Double effect, Risk

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Decoding Guilty Minds

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 71, 2018, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2017-59, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-10
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2018
United States District Court - District of Massachusetts, Harvard University - Center for Bioethics, University of Virginia School of Law, Second Judicial District Court Judge, State of Colorado, Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Mental states, criminal law, Model Penal Code, MPC, empirical, punishment, sentencing, blame, culpability, mens rea, purposeful, knowing, reckless, negligent, responsibility, crime, criminology, retribution, just deserts, blameworthiness, intentionality, law and psychology, juror decision making

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Tort Negligence, Cost-Benefit Analysis and Tradeoffs: A Closer Look at the Controversy

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Forthcoming, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 08-15
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2008
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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negligence, cost-benefit, reasonable, reasonable care, risk, Learned Hand, corrective justice

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The Hand Formula in the Draft Restatement Third of Torts: Encompassing Fairness as Well as Efficiency Values

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Jan 2001
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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The Language of Mens Rea

67 Vanderbilt Law Review 1327 (2014), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 14-16, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-29
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 May 2014 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2017
United States District Court - District of Massachusetts, Harvard University - Center for Bioethics, University of Virginia School of Law, Second Judicial District Court Judge, State of Colorado, Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Department of Psychology
Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Mental states, criminal law, Model Penal Code, MPC, empirical, punishment, sentencing, blame, culpability, mens rea, purposeful, knowing, reckless, negligent, responsibility, crime, criminology, retribution, just deserts, blameworthiness, intentionality, law and psychology, juror decision making

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Reflections on Assumption of Risk

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Aug 2002
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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assumption of risk, contributory negligence, comparative fault

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Does Punishment for 'Culpable Indifference' Simply Punish for 'Bad Character'? Examining the Requisite Connection between Mens Rea and Actus Reus

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 19 Aug 2002
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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punishment, mental state, mens rea, blame, culpability, recklessness, concurrence

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Self-Defense: Reasonable Beliefs or Reasonable Self-Control?

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 07-14
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2008
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Crime, Criminal Law, Self-Defense, Justification, Culpability, Reasonable Person

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Should the Model Penal Code's Mens Rea Provisions Be Amended?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Apr 2003
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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mental state, mens rea, criminal law, Model Penal Code, reckless, recklessness

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The Restatement Third of Torts and Traditional Strict Liability: Robust Rationales, Slender Doctrines

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 09-15
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Mar 2009
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Restatement Third of Torts, traditional strict liability, strict liability, negligence liability, level of care, level of activity, nonreciprocal risk, nonreciprocal benefit, causation, abnormally dangerous activity

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Statistical Knowledge Deconstructed

Boston University School of Law Working Paper No. 10-26
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 07 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2011
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Knowledge, Mens Rea, Culpability, Intention, Risk, Cost-Benefit

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Ignorance and Mistake of Criminal Law, Noncriminal Law, and Fact

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, 2011, Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-46
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 30 Sep 2011
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Crime, Criminal law, Mistake, Mistake of law, Culpability, PUnishment, Mens rea

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A Restatement Third of Intentional Torts?

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 48, 2006, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 06-18
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Jul 2006
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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tort, liability, intent, intentional, intentional tort, battery, fault

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Exploring the Relationship between Consent, Assumption of Risk, and Victim Negligence

Kenneth W. Simons, 'Exploring the Relationship between Consent, Assumption of Risk, and Victim Negligence' in John Oberdiek, ed., 'Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts', Oxford University Press, 2014, Forthcoming), Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-45
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Sep 2013
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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assumption of risk, consent, victim negligence, comparative fault, intentional tort

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The Logic of Egalitarian Norms

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 16 Mar 2000
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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The Crime/Tort Distinction: Legal Doctrine and Normative Perspectives

Widener Law Journal, Vol.17, No.3, 2008, pp.719-732, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-05
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Jan 2019
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Victim Fault and Victim Strict Responsibility in Anglo-American Tort Law

Journal of Tort Law, 2016, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2017-31, Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-1
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2017
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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tort, negligence, contributory negligence, comparative negligence, assumption of risk, mitigation of damages, illegality

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On Equality, Bias Crimes, and Just Deserts

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Sep 2000
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Retributivism Refined - Or Run Amok?

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 77, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 10-11
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 May 2010
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Crime, Criminal law, Desert, Reckless, Recklessness, Negligence, Retribution, Retributive, Retributivism, Culpability, Punishment, Mens REA

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Self-Defense, Necessity, and the Duty to Compensate, in Law and Morality

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2018, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-59
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Sep 2018
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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torts, self-defense, compensation, necessity, mistake, strict liability

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Understanding the Topography of Moral and Criminal Law Norms

PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL LAW, R.A. Duff, Stuart P. Green, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011 , Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 10-44
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 18 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2011
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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crime, criminal law, generality, intuition, mens rea, actus reus, pluralism, incommensurable, particularism

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The Willful Blindness Doctrine: Justifiable in Principle, Problematic in Practice

Arizona State Law Journal, 2021, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2021-02
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Jan 2021
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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mens rea, recklessness, willful blindness, deliberate avoidance, intent, culpability, knowledge

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Strict Criminal Liability in the Grading of Offenses: Forfeiture, Change of Normative Position, or Moral Luck?

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 32, No. 3 (2012), pp. 445-466, Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-59
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2012
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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strict liability, mens rea, culpability, grading, moral luck

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Can Strict Criminal Liability for Responsible Corporate Officers Be Justified by the Duty to Use Extraordinary Care?

Criminal Law and Philosophy, 2017, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2017-29
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Jun 2017
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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strict liability, fault, duty of care, mens rea, punishment

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The Conceptual Structure of Consent in Criminal Law

Buffalo Criminal Law Review, Vol.9, 2006, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-06
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 19 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2019
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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rape, sexual assault, consent, assumption of risk, informed consent, resistance, duty to resist

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Restating the Intentional Torts to Persons: Seeing the Forest and the Trees

Journal of Tort Law, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2017, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-49, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 11 Jun 2018
Kenneth W. Simons and W. Jonathan Cardi
University of California, Irvine School of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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intentional tort, tort, intent, battery, assault, false imprisonment, negligence, fault, consent, rape, sexual assault, restatement

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Punishment and Blame for Culpable Indifference

Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, 2014, Forthcoming, Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-38
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 Jul 2014
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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blame, punishment, indifference, mens rea, mental state, intent, culpability, criminal law

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Reluctant Pluralist: Moore on Negligence

Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore (Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Stephen J. Morse eds., Oxford University Press), 2015, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-74
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Aug 2015
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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negligence/negligent, wrongdoing, culpability/culpable, inadvertence/inadvertent, fault, recklessness/reckless

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Discrimination Is a Comparative Injustice: A Reply to Hellman

Virginia Law Review Online, Vol. 102, July 2016, pp. 85-100, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-48
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 26 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2016
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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equal protection, equality, discrimination, rationality, constitutional law

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Justifying and Categorizing Tort Doctrines: What Is the Optimal Level of Generality?

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2022-03, Journal of Tort Law, Vol.14, No,2, 2022, forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Jan 2022
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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torts, tort theory, intentional torts, negligence, justification, restatements, intent, battery, consent, dignity

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Negligence

Posted: 03 Nov 1999
Kenneth W. Simons
University of California, Irvine School of Law

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