By R A Duff

ISBN-10: 1849460337

ISBN-13: 9781849460330

during this long-awaited booklet, Antony Duff deals a brand new point of view at the buildings of felony legislation and felony legal responsibility. His place to begin is a contrast among accountability (understood as answerability) and legal responsibility, and a perception of accountability as relational and practice-based. This specialise in accountability, as an issue of being answerable to those that have the status to name one to account, throws new mild on various questions in felony legislations thought: at the query of criminalisation, that can now be forged because the query of what we must always need to solution for, and to whom, lower than the specter of legal conviction and punishment; on questions about the felony trial, as a approach wherein defendants are known as to reply to, and concerning the stipulations (bars to trial) given which an ordeal will be illegitimate; on questions about the constitution of offences, the excellence among offences and defences, and the phenomena of strict legal responsibility and strict accountability; and on questions on the buildings of legal defences. the internet result's no longer a concept of legal legislations; however it is an account of the constitution of legal legislation as an establishment during which a liberal polity defines a realm of public wrongdoing, and calls those that perpetrate (or are accused of perpetrating) such wrongs to account.

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