Guilty Acts Guilty Minds

Guilty Acts Guilty Minds

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When someone commits a crime, what are the limits on a state's authority to define them as worthy of blame, and thus liable to punishment? This book answers that question, building on two ideas familiar to criminal lawyers: actus reus and mens rea, usually translated as "guilty act" and "guilty mind." In Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds, Stephen P. Garvey proposes an understanding of actus reus and mens rea as limits on the authority of a state, and in particular the authority of a democratic state, to ascribe guilt to those accused of crime. Garvey argues that actus reus and mens rea are necessary conditions for legitimate state punishment. Drawing on the work of political philosophers, moral philosophers, and criminal law theorists, Garvey provides clear explanations of how these concepts apply to a wide variety of cases. The book charges readers to consider practical examples and ask: whatever you believe regarding the justice of the rules, did the state act within the scope of its legitimate authority when it enacted those rules into law? Based on extensive research, this book presents a new theory in which the concepts of actus reus and mens rea mark the limits of state power rather than simply describe the elements of a crime. Making the compelling distinction between legitimacy and justice, Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds provides an important perspective on the limits of state authority.

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Genre : Law
Author by : Stephen P. Garvey
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-05-25
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780190924331


Guilty Minds

Guilty Minds

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New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder delivers an exhilarating and timely thriller exploring how even the most powerful among us can be brought down by a carefully crafted lie and how the secrets we keep can never truly stay buried. The chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to be defamed, his career destroyed, by a powerful gossip website that specializes in dirt on celebs and politicians. Their top reporter has written an exposé claiming that he had liaisons with an escort, a young woman prepared to tell the world her salacious tale. But the chief justice is not without allies and his greatest supporter is determined to stop the story in its tracks. Nick Heller is a private spy—an intelligence operative based in Boston, hired by lawyers, politicians, and even foreign governments. A high-powered investigator with a penchant for doing things his own way, he’s called to Washington, DC, to help out in this delicate, potentially explosive situation. Nick has just forty-eight hours to disprove the story about the chief justice. But when the call girl is found murdered, the case takes a dangerous turn, and Nick resolves to find the mastermind behind the conspiracy before anyone else falls victim to the maelstrom of political scandal and ruined reputations predicated upon one long-buried secret.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Joseph Finder
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-07-19
File : 400 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780698409750


Corporate Bodies And Guilty Minds

Corporate Bodies And Guilty Minds

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We live in an era defined by corporate greed and malfeasance—one in which unprecedented accounting frauds and failures of compliance run rampant. In order to calm investor fears, revive perceptions of legitimacy in markets, and demonstrate the resolve of state and federal regulators, a host of reforms, high-profile investigations, and symbolic prosecutions have been conducted in response. But are they enough? In this timely work, William S. Laufer argues that even with recent legal reforms, corporate criminal law continues to be ineffective. As evidence, Laufer considers the failure of courts and legislatures to fashion liability rules that fairly attribute blame for organizations. He analyzes the games that corporations play to deflect criminal responsibility. And he also demonstrates how the exchange of cooperation for prosecutorial leniency and amnesty belies true law enforcement. But none of these factors, according to Laufer, trumps the fact that there is no single constituency or interest group that strongly and consistently advocates the importance and priority of corporate criminal liability. In the absence of a new standard of corporate liability, the power of regulators to keep corporate abuses in check will remain insufficient. A necessary corrective to our current climate of graft and greed, Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds will be essential to policymakers and legal minds alike. “[This] timely work offers a dispassionate analysis of problems relating to corporate crime.”—Harvard Law Review

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Genre : Law
Author by : William S. Laufer
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2008-10-31
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780226470429


Bad Acts And Guilty Minds

Bad Acts And Guilty Minds

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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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Genre : Philosophy
Author by : Leo Katz
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2012-12-15
File : 351 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780226027975


The Emotional Brain And The Guilty Mind

The Emotional Brain And The Guilty Mind

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This book seeks to reframe the normative narrative of the 'culpable person' in American criminal law through a more humanising lens. It embraces such a reframed narrative to revise the criteria of the current voluntarist architecture of culpability and to advance a paradigm of punishment that positions social rehabilitation as its core principle. The book constructs this narrative by considering behavioural and neuroscientific insights into the functions of emotions, and socio-environmental factors within moral behaviour in social settings. Hence, it suggests culpability notions that reflect a more contextualised view of human conduct, and argues that such revised notions are better suited to the principle of personal guilt. Furthermore, it suggests a model of 'punishment' that values the dynamic power of change of individuals, and acknowledges the importance of social relationships and positive environments to foster patterns of social (re)integration. Ultimately, this book argues that the potential adoption of the proposed models of culpability and punishment, which view people through a more comprehensive lens, may be a key factor for turning criminal justice into a less punitive, more inclusionary and non-stigmatising system.

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Genre : Law
Author by : Federica Coppola
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-02-11
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781509934317


Guilty Acts Guilty Minds

Guilty Acts Guilty Minds

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When someone commits a crime, what are the limits on a state's authority to define them as worthy of blame, and thus liable to punishment? This book answers that question, building on two ideas familiar to criminal lawyers: actus reus and mens rea, usually translated as "guilty act" and "guilty mind." In Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds, Stephen P. Garvey proposes an understanding of actus reus and mens rea as limits on the authority of a state, and in particular the authority of a democratic state, to ascribe guilt to those accused of crime. Garvey argues that actus reus and mens rea are necessary conditions for legitimate state punishment. Drawing on the work of political philosophers, moral philosophers, and criminal law theorists, Garvey provides clear explanations of how these concepts apply to a wide variety of cases. The book charges readers to consider practical examples and ask: whatever you believe regarding the justice of the rules, did the state act within the scope of its legitimate authority when it enacted those rules into law? Based on extensive research, this book presents a new theory in which the concepts of actus reus and mens rea mark the limits of state power rather than simply describe the elements of a crime. Making the compelling distinction between legitimacy and justice, Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds provides an important perspective on the limits of state authority.

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Genre : Law
Author by : Stephen P. Garvey
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-05-25
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780190924348


Toward A New Old Theory Of Responsibility Moving Beyond Accountability

Toward A New Old Theory Of Responsibility Moving Beyond Accountability

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This book offers a much needed overview of the neglected notion of responsibility. Instead of offering vague talk about “individual responsibility” or “corporate responsibility,” Daryl Koehn examines in detail four accounts of responsibility, taking care to specify what responsibility does and does not mean in each account. She argues for a return to the ancient concept of Socratic dialogical responsibility, a concept that avoids many of the problems inherent in the other accounts. After examining the Anglo-American criminal legal system’s treatment of responsibility as intentional agency, she critiques Hans Jonas’s concept of responsibility as ontological care and Hannah Arendt’s notion of communicative responsibility. She provides a careful analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each approach to responsibility. The final chapter makes the case for Socratic dialogical responsibility. Dialogical responsibility has many strengths in its own right and avoids the major pitfalls of the other notions of responsibility examined in the book. It serves as an eminently practical way to hold ourselves responsible for our actions and speech. In addition, dialogical responsibility alone qualifies as a virtue integral to the good life.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Daryl Koehn
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-03-29
File : 89 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9783030167370


The Shakespeare Phrase Book

The Shakespeare Phrase Book

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Author by : John Bartlett
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Release : 1881
File : 1034 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015019809360


Mayson French And Ryan On Company Law

Mayson French And Ryan On Company Law

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Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law is the ideal companion for students looking for an up-to-date, comprehensive, and straightforward account of company law. The content has been recently streamlined with modern company law courses in mind and includes plenty of student-friendly features. With hallmark clarity, this new edition continues the tradition of providing accurate technical detail, examination of theory and quotations from key cases. Consistently praised for thorough yet accessible handling of the law, Mayson, French & Ryan has positioned itself as the go-to company law text for the modern student. Online resources This book is accompanied by online resources which include: - updates on recent developments in company law - four bonus chapters on transparency, accounts, marketable loans, and legal forms for businesses

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Genre : Law
Author by : Derek French
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019-08
File : 888 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780198841517


Mayson French Ryan On Company Law

Mayson French Ryan On Company Law

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Now in its 30th edition, Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law has gained a reputation for being the most current and comprehensive account of company law on the market. Balancing technical detail with theoretical discussion, Mayson, French & Ryan explains the intricacies of a complicated subject with great clarity.

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Genre : Law
Author by : Derek French
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-08-22
File : 750 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780199677627