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Equal Culpability and the Scope of the Willful Ignorance Doctrine

Sarch, Alexander (2017) Equal Culpability and the Scope of the Willful Ignorance Doctrine Legal Theory.

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Abstract

For some crimes, conviction requires knowledge of an inculpatory proposition. Federal law, for instance, makes it a crime to “knowingly…possess with intent to…distribute…a controlled substance.” Thus, conviction under this statute requires knowledge that what one possessed was a controlled substance. Mere recklessness3 toward this fact will not suffice....

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Law
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
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Sarch, Alexandera.sarch@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 30 May 2017
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1017/S1352325217000088
Copyright Disclaimer : © Cambridge University Press 2017. This article has been published in a revised form in Legal Theory: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1352325217000088. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works.
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Date Deposited : 31 Mar 2017 16:12
Last Modified : 04 Jul 2017 15:51
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813912

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