Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 November 2009

248 Pages

235 x 156mm

ISBN: 9780195399011

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The Limits of the Criminal Law

Douglas Husak

  • Surprisingly, no legal theorist, living or dead, has produced a detailed theory of when the criminal law may or may not be used.
  • In addition, new, controversial criminal laws are enacted nearly every day: hate crimes, drug offenses, proscriptions on offensive and unhealthy behaviors, gun bans, and the like. Husak's book defends a theory to assess the justifiability of these criminal laws.

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