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Acts and Actus Reus  

Vincent Chiao

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
Online publication date:
Mar 2015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law
This chapter examines the concept of actus reus as a basic, essential component of criminal liability. It considers a range of recent scholarly interpretations of actus reus and the extent ... More

Causation  

Carl-Friedrich Stuckenberg

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
Online publication date:
Mar 2015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law
This chapter examines the role of causation in criminal law and especially as a central ingredient of criminal responsibility. It first discusses whether results should matter in the ... More

The Charter and Criminal Justice  

Don Stuart

Print publication date:
Oct 2017
Online publication date:
Nov 2017
This chapter analyses the pervasive impact of the Charter on the Canadian criminal justice system. Active judicial interpretation of Charter rights has put in place distinctive ... More

Codification  

Lindsay Farmer

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
Online publication date:
Mar 2015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law
This chapter examines the codification of criminal law by focusing on the theory and practice of codification in England and the United States. The aim of the chapter is to widen the focus ... More

Comparative Criminal Law  

Luis E. Chiesa

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Nov 2014
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Mar 2015
This chapter discusses comparative criminal law and demonstrates how comparative analysis can elucidate both domestic and international aspects of criminal law. After explaining what it ... More

Complicity  

James G. Stewart

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
Online publication date:
Mar 2015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law
This chapter examines complicity within the framework of criminal law and theory and outlines recurrent normative problems as well as solutions. It considers structural questions that ... More

Constitutional Principles  

Benjamin Berger

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
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Mar 2015
Contemporary criminal law is best understood as a species of constitutional reflection. This chapter begins by considering the way in which substantive criminal law has become a ... More

Corporate Criminal Liability  

Susanne Beck

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
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Mar 2015
This chapter examines changes in criminal law over the last decades, paying particular attention to corporate criminal liability (CCL). After outlining the main features of CCL with a ... More

Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime  

James Cockayne

Print publication date:
Nov 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2017
Economic globalization has facilitated transnational criminal and terrorist activity since the mid-nineteenth century, thus incentivizing closer international law enforcement cooperation. ... More

The Crime of Aggression at the International Criminal Court  

Sean D. Murphy

Print publication date:
Jan 2015
Online publication date:
Jun 2016
This chapter focuses on the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. The discussion provides background to the crime of aggression and the resulting ... More

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