Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 07 December 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter explores the philosophical interest of the problems raised by accomplice liability, and makes a case for several propositions, some specific to complicity law, and some to theories of responsibility. First, it sets out briefly the basic legal elements of complicity law, concentrating on Anglo-American law, and next examines the key notions of philosophical interest: causation, joint action, and intentionality. The chapter then considers the different valences of responsibility, as between accomplices and direct perpetrators, and, finally, looks to the outer limits of accomplice liability, as reflected primarily in liability for mass atrocities.

Keywords: Anglo-American law, complicity law, causation, joint action, intentionality, accomplices, direct perpetrators

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.