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Positive Obligations in Criminal Law (Paperback) (Andrew Ashworth)

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This book - now available in paperback - offers a set of essays examining the positive obligations of individuals and the state in matters of criminal law. The centerpiece is an extended essay on the criminalization of omissions: examining the duties to act, imposed on individuals and organizations by criminal law, and assessing their moral and social foundations. Alongside this is another essay on the State's positive obligations to put in place criminal laws to protect certain individual rights. Introducing the book is the author's much-cited essay on criminalization: 'Is the Criminal Law a Lost Cause?' The book sets out to shed new light on contemporary arguments about the proper boundaries of criminal law, not least by exploring the justifications for imposing positive duties (reinforced by criminal law) on individuals and their relation to the positive obligations of the state. It will be of interest to all those interested in criminal law and criminal theory. [Subject: Criminal Law, Criminology]
This book offers a set of essays, old and new, examining the positive obligations of individuals and the state in matters of criminal law. The centrepiece is a new, extended essay on the criminalisation of omissions-examining the duties to act imposed on individuals and organisations by the criminal law, and assessing their moral and social foundations. Alongside this is another new essay on the state's positive obligations to put in place criminal laws to protect certain individual rights. Introducing the volume is the author's much-cited essay on criminalisation, 'Is the Criminal Law a Lost Cause?'. The book sets out to shed new light on contemporary arguments about the proper boundaries of the criminal law, not least by exploring the justifications for imposing positive duties (reinforced by the criminal law) on individuals and their relation to the positive obligations of the state.
Number of Pages: 221
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Criminal Law / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Andrew Ashworth
Language: English
Street Date: November 5, 2015
TCIN: 21513564
UPC: 9781849469890
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-1451
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