ISBN-10:
019532871X
ISBN-13:
9780195328714
Pub. Date:
01/08/2008
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law

Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law

by Douglas Husak, Douglas N. Husak

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ISBN-13: 9780195328714
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/08/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Douglas Husak is Professor of Philosophy and Law at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

Chapter One: The Amount of Criminal Law

I: Too Much Punishment, Too Many Crimes
II: How More Crimes Produce Injustice
III: The Content of New Offenses
IV: An Illustration of Overcriminalization

Chapter Two: Internal Constraints on Criminalization

I: The General Part of Criminal Law
II: From Punishment to Criminalization
III: A Right Not to Be Punished?
IV: Malum Prohibitum

Chapter Three: External Constraints on Criminalization

I: Infringing the Right Not to Be Punished
II: The Devil in the Details
III: Crimes of Risk-Creation

Chapter Four: Alternative Theories of Criminalization

I: Law and Economics
II: Utilitarianism
III: Legal Moralism
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chapter One: The Amount of Criminal Law
I c Too Much Punishment, Too Many Crimes.
II. How More Crimes Produce Injustice
III. The Content of New Offenses
IV. An Illustration of Overcriminalization
Chapter Two: Internal Constraints on Criminalization
I. The General Part of Criminal Law
II. From Punishment to Criminalization
III. A Right Not to Be Punished?
IV. Malum Prohibitum
Chapter Three: External Constraints on Criminalization
I. Infringing the Right Not to be Punished
II. The Devil in the Details
III. Crimes of Risk-Creation
Chapter Four: Alternative Theories of Criminalization
I. Law and Economics
II. Utilitarianism
III. Legal Moralism

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