Private Rights and Public Wrongs

Robert Hedley Stevens

University of Oxford

January 30, 2014

book of essays edited by Matthew Dyson, "Unraveling Tort and Crime", Forthcoming

This paper is in two parts. First, the analytic question of how we distinguish crimes from torts will be addressed. Second a normative claim will be made that Mill’s Harm Principle is both too narrow and too broad in determining what kind of conduct can be criminalised.

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Keywords: crime, torts, crimes, tort, harm principle, Mill, Hohfeld, rights, utilitarianism, theft, insults, offence, misery, public policy, public law, private law, civil recourse, Zipursky, volenti, virtue, wrongs, freedom, punishment, public policy

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Date posted: February 1, 2014  

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Stevens, Robert Hedley, Private Rights and Public Wrongs (January 30, 2014). book of essays edited by Matthew Dyson, "Unraveling Tort and Crime", Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2388072

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