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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Schneebaum on Abuse Offenses and Farmer's Modern Criminal Law

Galia Schneebaum (Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law) has posted Making Abuse Offenses in the Modern Criminal Law (4 Critical Analysis of Law (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The essay discusses abuse offenses as a means to explore and criticize Lindsay Farmer’s Making the Modern Criminal Law. Specifically, it considers the civil order framework and shows how the book’s contextual and institutional approach enables developing fresh perspectives on abuse offenses that are largely absent from contemporary accounts. The essay concludes by addressing the broader concept of a descriptive theory of criminal law, and highlights the value of the descriptive account of criminalization that is offered in the book.

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