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The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Ethics and the Criminal Law

Editors: Alexander, Larry, Kessler Ferzan, Kimberly (Eds.)

  • Discusses the fundamental interplay between the philosophy of applied ethics and the application of criminal law
  • Addresses the most pressing issues facing liberal democracies
  • Includes topics that are the current subjects of policy discussion, Supreme Court cases, and philosophical debates
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  • Due: November 3, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22811-8
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About this book

This handbook consists of essays on contemporary issues in criminal law and their theoretical underpinnings. Some of the essays deal with the relationship between morality and criminalization. Others deal with criminalization in the context of specific crimes such as fraud, blackmail, and revenge pornography. The contributors also address questions of responsible agency such as the effects of addiction or insanity, and some deal with punishment, its mode and severity, and the justness of the state’s imposition of it. These chapters are authored by some of the most distinguished scholars in the fields of applied ethics, criminal law, and jurisprudence.

About the authors

Larry Alexander is the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, and author of several books and over 240 articles on legal theory. 

 

Kimberly Kessler Ferzan is the Harrison Robertson Professor of Law and Joel B. Piassick Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia.  She is co-editor in chief of Law and Philosophy.

Reviews

“This volume contains a Who’s Who of criminal law philosophers, as well as a What’s What of important issues. Nearly every important scholar across several generations has here tackled an issue on which they have done some serious thinking. The future of philosophy’s contributions to criminal law is questioned in some quarters but it is hard to turn away from this volume without being deeply impressed with the continuing importance of the discipline.” (Paul H. Robinson, Colin S. Diver Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania, author of Intuitions of Justice and the Utility of Desert.)

“The last two decades have seen a flourishing of scholarship that connects philosophical ethics and criminal law—that applies ethics to work out what kind of criminal law we should have, and uses issues in criminal law to throw light on ethical questions. This splendid volume collects thirty-two new papers by some of the most interesting contributors (both established and young) to this flourishing: it helps to define, and advance, this important field of scholarship.”(R.A. Duff, Professor Emeritus in Philosophy, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 3, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22811-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: October 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22810-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Ethics and the Criminal Law
Editors
  • Larry Alexander
  • Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22811-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22811-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22810-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 944
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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