|Appears in Collections:||Law and Philosophy Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Guiding Commitments and Criminal Liability for Attempts|
|Authors:||Duff, R A|
Guiding commitment view
Attempts and mere preparation
Attempts and endangerments
Circumstantial aspects of attempts
|Citation:||Duff RA (2012) Guiding Commitments and Criminal Liability for Attempts, Criminal Law and Philosophy, 6 (3), pp. 411-427.|
|Abstract:||The" Guiding Commitment View" is central to Yaffe's account of attempts in general, and of criminal attempts in particular. I argue, first, that it is too wide, since it does not provide a plausible distinction between attempts and "mere preparation"; second, that on the other hand Yaffe does not do enough to justify a law of criminal attempts, rather than a broader law that would also cover endangerment; and third, that the Guiding Commitment View cannot deal with some difficult issues about the circumstantial aspects of criminal attempts.|
|Rights:||Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository; The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11572-012-9170-0|
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