University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Public Wrongs and the Criminal Law

Lee, Yuk Kong (2013) Public Wrongs and the Criminal Law Criminal Law and Philosophy, 9 (1). pp. 155-170.

[img]
Preview
Text
Public Wrongs and the Criminal Law.pdf - Accepted version Manuscript

Download (384kB) | Preview

Abstract

This paper is about how best to understand the notion of ‘public wrongs’ in the longstanding idea that crimes are public wrongs. By contrasting criminal law with the civil laws of torts and contracts, it argues that ‘public wrongs’ should not be understood merely as wrongs that properly concern the public, but more specifically as those which the state, as the public, ought to punish. It then briefly considers the implications that this has on criminalization.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Lee, Yuk Kongy.a.lee@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 3 May 2013
Identification Number : 10.1007/s11572-013-9231-z
Copyright Disclaimer : © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords : Public wrongs; Private wrongs; Legal processes; Punishment; Compensation; Criminalization
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 16 Aug 2017 15:14
Last Modified : 16 Aug 2017 15:14
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/841946

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800