In the Philosophy of Action and the Criminal Law
Table of Contents
Part 1: What are Attempts and Why Do We Criminalize Them?
1. Rationalizing the Criminalization of Attempt
2. The Need for an Intention
3. The Nature of Trying
Appendix: A Competing Conception of Trying
Part 2: The Elemental Conception of the Intention in Attempt and Its Implications
4. The Intention in Attempt
5. Circumstances and "Impossibility"
Appendix: Lady Eldon and Her Children, Mr. Fact and Mr. Law
6. If it Can't be Done Intentionally Can it be Tried?
7. Trying by Asking: Solicitation as Attempt
Part 3: The Evidential Conception of the Act Element and Its Implications
8. The Need for an Act
9. Stupid Plans and Inherent Impossibility
10. The Act in Attempt
Part 4: Sentencing Attempts
11. Abandonment and Change of Mind
12. Is it Unfair to Punish Completed Crimes More than Attempts?