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Laws that are made to be broken

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Criminal laws are created to achieve various ends. These include (i) reducing the incidence of wrongdoing, and (ii) holding wrongdoers responsible for their wrongs. Some criminal laws are created to further the first of these ends by means of compliance. The second end is to be furthered only if, regrettably, some fail to comply. These criminal laws are made to be followed. Other criminal laws are not created with compliance in mind. Conviction, in these cases, is no regrettable fallback. It ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11572-017-9442-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Worcester College
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Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Criminal Law and Philosophy More from this journal
Publication date:
2017-10-01
Acceptance date:
2017-09-04
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EISSN:
1871-9805
ISSN:
1871-9791
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pubs:731397
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uuid:ca86bb64-9e17-4352-b563-7c38432d1325
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pubs:731397
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731397
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2017-10-01

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