Peter K. Westen

University of Michigan Law School

Frank G. Millard Professor of Law Emeritus

3178 South Hall

701 South State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Getting the Fly Out of the Bottle: The False Problem of Free Will and Determinism

Buffalo Criminal Law Review, Vol. 8, pp. 101-54, 2005
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 14 Mar 2005
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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free will, determinism

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Two Rules of Legality in Criminal Law

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 229-305, May 2007, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 78
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 03 Apr 2007
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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The Criminal Defense of Duress: A Justification, Not an Excuse - and Why it Matters

Buffalo Criminal Law Review, Vol. 6, p. 833, 2003
Number of pages: 119 Posted: 18 Feb 2004
Peter K. Westen and James Mangiafico
University of Michigan Law School and Independent
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Duress,Justification,Excuse,Necessity

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Some Common Confusions About Consent in Rape Cases

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 332-359, Fall 2004
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Dec 2004
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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The Significance of Transferred Intent

Criminal Law and Philosophy, vol. 7, pp. 321-50 (2013), U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 359
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 May 2013 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2013
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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intent

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How to Think (Like a Lawyer) About Rape

Criminal Law and Philosophy (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 24 Aug 2016
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Peter K. Westen
University of Virginia, School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
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rape, consent, sexual assault, pedagogy, coercion, affirmative consent

7.

Retributive Desert as Fair Play

Kimberly Ferzan & Stephen Morse, Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 468
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2015
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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criminal desert, fair play, retribution

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The Supreme Court's Bout With Insanity: Clark V. Arizona

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 4, pp. 142-165, 2006, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 67
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Oct 2006
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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Impossibility Attempts: A Speculative Thesis

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 5, pp. 523-65, 2008, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 106
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2008
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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Punishment, Responsibility, Attempts

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Poor Wesley Hohfeld

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2018, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 623
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2018
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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Lex Mitior: Converse of Ex Post Facto and Window into Criminal Desert

New Criminal Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 167-213, 2015, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 455
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 02 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 22 May 2017
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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ex post facto, lex mitior, retribution, condemnation, hard treatment

12.

Why the Paradox of Blackmail Is So Hard to Resolve

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 585-636, 2012, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 276
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 06 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2012
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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blackmail, extortion, harm, double effect

13.

Answer Self-Incriminating Questions or Be Fired

American Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 37, No. 2, p. 97, Spring 2010, University of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 228
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 21 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2011
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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Self-Incrimination's Covert Federalism

U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 70, Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 11, pp. 1-42, 2006-07
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Nov 2006
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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An Attitudinal Theory of Excuse

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 25, pp. 289-375, 2006
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 31 May 2006
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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Reaching Agreement on When Jurors Must Agree

New Criminal Law Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 153-209, Spring 2007, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 84
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 May 2007
Peter K. Westen and Eric Ow
University of Michigan Law School and University of California, Berkeley
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jury, unanimity

17.

Reflections on Joshua Dressler's Understanding Criminal Law

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2018, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 601
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 May 2018 Last Revised: 15 May 2018
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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criminal law, justification and excuse, criminal responsibility, harm principle

18.

Unwitting Justification

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 2 (2018): 419-448, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 625
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2019
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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justification, self-defense, impossibility attempts

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Does Duress Justify or Excuse? The Significance of Larry Alexander's Ambivalence

Moral Puzzles and Legal Perplexities: Essays on the Influence of Larry Alexander (H. Hurd and M. Moore, eds., 2019)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 May 2019
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School
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duress, justification, excuse, responsibility

20.

Is Intent Constitutive of Wrongdoing?

CRIME, PUNISHMENT, AND RESPONSIBILITY: THE JURISPRUDENCE OF ANTONY DUFF, pp. 193-214, R. Cruft, M. Kramer, Mark Reiff, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 253
Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2011
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School

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Intent, Wrongdoing, Culpability, Double Effect, Endangerment

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The Ontological Problem of Risk and Endangerment in Criminal Law

PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL LAW, pp. 304-327, R.A. Duff, Stuart P. Green, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 236
Posted: 12 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2011
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School

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risk, danger, probability

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Individualizing the Reasonable Person in Criminal Law

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Vol. 2, pp. 137-62, June 2008
Posted: 16 Jun 2008
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School

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punishment, reasonableness, negligence, manslaughter

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Fletcher on Subjective Justification

ESSAYS ON CRIMINAL LAW, Russell Christopher, ed., Oxford University Press
Posted: 12 Apr 2008
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School

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justification, excuse, elements, defenses

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Why Criminal Harms Matter: Plato's Abiding Insight in the Laws

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 307-326, April 2007
Posted: 23 Aug 2007
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School

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Punishment, Harm, Culpability

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Egelhoff Again

American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 4, Pp. 1203-78, Fall 1999
Posted: 28 Apr 2000
Peter K. Westen
University of Michigan Law School

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