Offense to Others / Edition 1

Offense to Others / Edition 1

by Joel Feinberg
     
 

The second volume in Joel Feinberg's series The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law, Offense to Others focuses on the "offense principle," which maintains that preventing shock, disgust, or revulsion is always a morally relevant reason for legal prohibitions. Feinberg clarifies the concept of an "offended mental state" and further contrasts the

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The second volume in Joel Feinberg's series The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law, Offense to Others focuses on the "offense principle," which maintains that preventing shock, disgust, or revulsion is always a morally relevant reason for legal prohibitions. Feinberg clarifies the concept of an "offended mental state" and further contrasts the concept of offense with harm. He also considers the law of nuisance as a model for statutes creating "morals offenses," showing its inadequacy as a model for understanding "profound offenses," and discusses such issues as obscene words and social policy, pornography and the Constitution, and the differences between minor and profound offenses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195052152
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/07/1988
Series:
Moral Limits of the Criminal Law Series, #2
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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