The Object of Criminal Responsibility
3 Pages Posted: 27 May 2010
Date Written: May 1, 2010
This short essay critiques Larry Alexander and Kim Ferzan’s argument against negligence liability, focusing in particular on the authors’ characterization of the object of criminal responsibility (i.e., that for which an actor is held criminally responsible) and the impact this (mis)characterization has on our intuitions regarding negligence liability.
Keywords: criminal law, negligence, responsibility, blame
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