Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 September 1992

368 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195077117

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Speech, Crime, and the Uses of Language

Kent Greenawalt

In this book Greenawalt explores the three-way relationship between the idea of freedom of speech, the law of crimes, and the many uses of language. He analyses the justifications commonly advanced for freedom of speech, looks at the kinds of communications to which the principle of free speech applies, examines the communications for which criminal liability is fixed, and demonstrates the significance of his conclusions for American constitutional law.