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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

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Nov 2014
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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

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Oct 2017
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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
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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

Colonial Criminal Law and Other Modernities: European Criminal Law in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries  

Markus D. Dubber

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Jul 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter reflects on various traditional approaches to the historical study of European criminal law in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It examines several ways of naming and ... 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
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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

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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

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Jan 2015
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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

Crime, Security, and Information Communication Technologies: The Changing Cybersecurity Threat Landscape and its Implications for Regulation and Policing  

David S. Wall

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Jul 2017
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Feb 2017
Networked digital technologies have transformed crime to a point that ‘cybercrime’ is here to stay. In the future, society will be forced to respond to a broad variety of networked crimes ... More

Crimes against the Individual: Violence and Sexual Crimes  

Ari Z. Bryen

Print publication date:
Oct 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2016
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law
This chapter addresses two “crimes” against the individual: violation of his public face (iniuria), and violation of his household (stuprum and adulterium). More than mere prohibited ... More

Crimes against the State  

Callie Williamson

Print publication date:
Oct 2016
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Nov 2016
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law
During most of the Republic, the Romans viewed only perduellio as a threat to state security. Other threats were dealt with through institutionalised mechanisms of stability in Rome’s ... More

Criminal Justice  

David J. Scheffer

Print publication date:
Nov 2016
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Nov 2017
This chapter considers the historical developments leading to the establishment of international criminal tribunals and why there exist unique provisions and capabilities, as well as some ... More

Criminal Law: Before a State Monopoly  

Massimo Meccarelli

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Jul 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter aims to study features and development of criminal law in the medieval and modern ages. The emergence, at the end of the eighteenth century, of the state monopoly on ... More

Criminal Law and Sociology  

Shai Lavi and Galia Schneebaum

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
Online publication date:
Mar 2015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law
This chapter examines the relationship between sociology and substantive criminal law and offers a new frame of analysis for understanding the role of sociology in criminal law. It begins ... More

Criminal Law and Technology in a Data-Driven Society  

Mireille Hildebrandt

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
Online publication date:
Mar 2015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law
This chapter examines the relationship between law and technology, with particular reference to the transformations of the criminal law in the face of a data-driven society. It considers ... More

Criminal Law and the Evolving Technological Understanding of Behaviour  

Lisa Claydon

Print publication date:
Jul 2017
Online publication date:
Feb 2017
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law
This chapter examines the claims made by science and technology that have impacted upon criminal law. It looks at issues of legitimacy in criminal law and in particular at claims based ... More

Criminal Misdemeanor Theory and Practice  

Alexandra Natapoff

Online publication date:
Oct 2016
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law
The misdemeanor system is a powerful governance tool. Comprising the vast bulk of the U.S. criminal process, it exerts enormous influence over the disadvantaged populations that are its ... More

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