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|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Towards a Theory of Criminal Law?|
|Authors:||Duff, R A|
|Citation:||Duff RA (2010) Towards a Theory of Criminal Law?, Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 84 (1), pp. 1-28.|
|Abstract:||After an initial discussion (s. 1) of what a theory of criminal law might amount to, I sketch (s. 2) the proper aims of a liberal, republican criminal law, and discuss (ss. 3-4) two central features of such a criminal law: that it deals with public wrongs, and provides for those who perpetrate such wrongs to be called to public account. S. 5 explains why a liberal republic should maintain such a system of criminal law, and s. 6 tackles the issue of criminalization—of how we should determine the proper scope of the criminal law.|
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