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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sigler on Green on Character and Blame

Mary Sigler (Arizona State University - College of Law) has posted Restoring the Moral Landscape: Character and Blame in Stuart Green's 'Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle' on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Stuart Green’s "Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle" is a thoughtful and comprehensive analysis of the law and morality of theft that sets the terms of a long-overdue debate about the shift toward consolidation in Anglo-American theft law. Despite Green’s considerable achievement, however, I argue that his mixed approach — adopting a mixed theory of criminal responsibility and a mixed methodological approach — neglects relevant moral distinctions. In particular, I suggest that attention to motive and character may broaden the range of considerations relevant to the moral analysis that underlies Green’s legal prescriptions and provide an added dimension to the normative assessment of popular opinion.

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