Judging Evil: Rethinking the Law of Murder and Manslaughter

Judging Evil: Rethinking the Law of Murder and Manslaughter

by Samuel H. Pillsbury
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Why do killers deserve punishment? How should the law decide?

These are the questions Samuel H. Pillsbury seeks to answer in this important new book on the theory and practice of criminal responsibility. In an argument both traditional and fresh, Pillsbury holds that persons deserve punishment according to the evil they choose to do, regardless of their

…  See more details below

Overview

Why do killers deserve punishment? How should the law decide?

These are the questions Samuel H. Pillsbury seeks to answer in this important new book on the theory and practice of criminal responsibility. In an argument both traditional and fresh, Pillsbury holds that persons deserve punishment according to the evil they choose to do, regardless of their psychological capacities. Using real case examples, he offers concrete proposals for legal reform, urging that modern preoccupations with subjective aspects of wrongdoing be replaced with rules that focus more on the individual's motives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814768754
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
2 MB

What People are saying about this

Paul M. Kurtz
A provocative, well-written volume that will keenly interest criminologists, lawyers, and philosophers alike.
—Paul M. Kurtz, J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law, University of Georgia

Meet the Author

A former journalist and federal prosecutor, Samuel H. Pillsbury is Professor of Law and Williams Rains Fellow at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >