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Victims' Rights and Victims' Wrongs : Comparative Liability in Criminal Law
by Vera Bergelson

Overview - "Don't blame the victim" is a cornerstone maxim of Anglo-American jurisprudence, but should the law generally ignore a victim's behavior in determining a defendant's liability? "Victims' Rights and Victims' Wrongs" criticizes the current criminal law approach and outlines a more fair, coherent, and efficient set of rules to recognize that victims sometimes co-author their own losses or injuries.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"Don't blame the victim" is a cornerstone maxim of Anglo-American jurisprudence, but should the law generally ignore a victim's behavior in determining a defendant's liability? "Victims' Rights and Victims' Wrongs" criticizes the current criminal law approach and outlines a more fair, coherent, and efficient set of rules to recognize that victims sometimes co-author their own losses or injuries.
Evaluating a number of controversial cases involving euthanasia, sadomasochism, date rape, battered wives, and "innocent" aggressors, Vera Bergelson builds a theoretical foundation for reform. Her approach to comparative criminal liability takes into account the actions of both the perpetrator and the victim and offers a unitary explanation for consent, self-defense, and provocation. This innovative book supplies a practical and coherent mechanism for evaluating the impact of a victim's conduct on a perpetrator's liability in a variety of circumstances, including those that are now artificially excluded from comparative analysis.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780804755382
  • ISBN-10: 0804755388
  • Publisher: Stanford Law Books
  • Publish Date: August 2009
  • Page Count: 234

Series: Critical Perspectives on Crime and Law

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