Bad Acts and Guilty Minds: Conundrums of the Criminal Law [NOOK Book]

Overview

With wit and intelligence, Leo Katz seeks to understand the basic rules and concepts underlying the moral, linguistic, and psychological puzzles that plague the criminal law.

"Bad Acts and Guilty Minds . . . revives the mind, it challenges superficial analyses, it reminds us that underlying the vast body of statutory and case law, there is a rationale founded in basic notions of fairness and reason. . . . It will help lawyers to better serve ...
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Bad Acts and Guilty Minds: Conundrums of the Criminal Law

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Overview

With wit and intelligence, Leo Katz seeks to understand the basic rules and concepts underlying the moral, linguistic, and psychological puzzles that plague the criminal law.

"Bad Acts and Guilty Minds . . . revives the mind, it challenges superficial analyses, it reminds us that underlying the vast body of statutory and case law, there is a rationale founded in basic notions of fairness and reason. . . . It will help lawyers to better serve their clients and the society that permits attorneys to hang out their shingles."—Edward N. Costikyan, New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226027975
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2012
  • Series: Studies in Crime and Justice
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 351
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Leo Katz is the Frank Carano Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of Bad Acts and Guilty Minds: Conundrums of the Criminal Law and Ill-Gotten Gains: Evasion, Blackmail, Fraud, and Kindred Puzzles of the Law, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
For Those Who Need to Look before They Leap
1. Necessity, the Mother of Invention
2. Bad Acts
3. Guilty Minds
4. The Root of All Evil
5. The Company You Keep
6. The Crime That Never Was
7. Epilogue: Final Reckoning
Notes
Index
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