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Published: 16 May 2008

315 Pages

ISBN: 9780199534784

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Punishment and Responsibility

Essays in the Philosophy of Law

Second Edition

H.L.A. Hart

  • A classic work, widely influential and still frequently cited, essential reading for all scholars and students of criminal law, criminal justice and legal theory
  • Accessibly written in H.L.A. Hart's clear style, providing a rich source of insight on problems of criminal justice and penal policy, accessible to a very wide range of readers beyond legal specialists
  • Pagination of the main text is unaltered from the original edition, allowing citations to be left unchanged

New to this Edition:

  • A new introduction by John Gardner provides a critical engagement with the book's main arguments and discusses its continued influence on contemporary criminal law theory

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