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Review of R.A. Duff, Answering for Crime: Responsibility and Liability in the Criminal Law

Law & Politics Book Review, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 423-426, May 2008

Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Papers No. 028

5 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2008 Last revised: 13 Aug 2013

Adil Ahmad Haque

Rutgers Law School; Rutgers Law School

Date Written: July 29, 2008

Abstract

Every account of the structure of criminal law involves an attempt to explain the content of and relationship between four basic concepts: wrongdoing, responsibility, fault, and punishment. The most ambitious accounts focus on a single concept in terms of which the others can be understood. ANSWERING FOR CRIME contains illuminating discussions of a variety of discrete issues, ranging from the relationship between attacks and endangerments to the difference between strict responsibility and strict liability, to the justification of mala prohibita crimes. But the greatest contribution of this marvelous book lies in Antony Duff's elegant and arresting vision of criminal law's conceptual foundation.

Keywords: Criminal law, R.A. Duff, responsibility, justification, excuse

Suggested Citation

Haque, Adil Ahmad, Review of R.A. Duff, Answering for Crime: Responsibility and Liability in the Criminal Law (July 29, 2008). Law & Politics Book Review, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 423-426, May 2008; Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Papers No. 028. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1187122

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