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Published: 25 June 2020

334 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190924324

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Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds

Stephen P. Garvey

Studies in Penal Theory and Philosophy

  • Offers a new perspective on criminal law theory in a democratic state
  • Prioritizes questions of the legitimacy of authority over the justice of rules
  • Proposes actus reus and mens rea, or guilty acts and guilty minds, as limits on state authority to ascribe guilt
  • Develops a new theory of insanity in criminal law

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