Berman on Blackmail: Taking Motives Fervently
Florida State University Business Review, Vol. 3, p. 57, 2003
58 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2011
Date Written: July, 13 2011
Should blackmail be legalized? In the view of most people, this is a no-brainer. Of course blackmail should not be made licit. It is a vicious crime. Berman has his finger on the pulse of the man in the street when he says: “It is a safe bet that blackmail’s criminalization does not appear puzzling to the casual observer. Not only does it resemble other varieties of theft, the criminalization of which rarely raises eyebrows, but blackmail just smells likes [sic] a nasty practice.” I will argue to the contrary.
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