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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.

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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 :
Lee, Yuk
Date : 3 May 2013
DOI : 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 Jan 2019 18:55

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