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Would you convict? : seventeen cases that challenged the law / Paul H. Robinson.

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Kirtland Community College Library KF 9218 .R635 1999 30775305483662 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0814775314
  • ISBN: 9780814775318
  • ISBN: 0814775306
  • ISBN: 9780814775301
  • Physical Description: xiii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1999.

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Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Punishing intent, harm, or dangerousness? -- Knowing the law's commands -- Can committing a crime be doing the right thing? -- Can doing the wrong thing ever be blameless? -- Martyrs for our safety.
Summary, etc.:
"Paul Robinson here presents a series of unusual episodes that not only challenged the law, but that defy a facile or knee-jerk verdict. Narrating the facts in compelling but detached detail, Robinson invites readers to sentence the transgressor (or not) before revealing the final outcome of the case." "The cases described in Would You Convict? engage, shock, even repel. Without a doubt, they will challenge you and your belief system. And the way in which juries and judges have resolved them will almost certainly surprise you."--Jacket.
Subject: Criminal law > United States.
Trials > United States.

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Would You Convict? : Seventeen Cases That Challenged the Law
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Would You Convict? : Seventeen Cases That Challenged the Law

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prologuep. 1
1Punishing Intent, Harm, or Dangerousness?p. 3
    Are Evil Intentions a Crime?p. 3
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 8
        The Law's Rulesp. 9
        Backgroundp. 9
        The Aftermathp. 11
        Attempt versus the Complete Offense: The Significance of Resulting Harmp. 19
    Can Father and Daughter Kill the Same Man Twice?p. 20
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 21
        More Factsp. 22
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 23
        The Law's Rulesp. 25
        The Aftermathp. 25
        Murder versus Attempted Murder: The Significance of Resulting Harmp. 27
        The Final Outcomep. 28
        The Requirements of Criminal Liabilityp. 28
    Life Imprisonment for Air Conditioning Fraud?p. 28
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 31
        Trial and Sentencep. 32
        Punishing Dangerousness: Cloaking Preventive Detention as Criminal Justicep. 32
        The Appealp. 37
        The Cost of Undercutting the Criminal Law's Moral Credibilityp. 37
        The Final Outcomep. 40
        Segregating Preventive Detention from Criminal Justicep. 41
2Knowing the Law's Commandsp. 44
    The Congenial Cadaverp. 44
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 50
        The Legality Principle and Its Rationalesp. 50
        The Aftermathp. 52
        Todayp. 53
    When Can an Officer Carry a Gun?p. 54
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 56
        The Lawp. 57
        At Trialp. 73
        At Trial Again: Ignorance or Mistake of Law Is No Excusep. 74
        Acquitting the Bakers but Convicting the Marreros?p. 74
        Communicating the Criminal Law's Commandsp. 76
        The Outcomep. 76
        Legality in Omission Offensesp. 78
    Neglecting Mom ... to Deathp. 78
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 81
        The Chargep. 81
        The Law's Reluctance to Impose Dutiesp. 82
        The Outcomep. 83
        Todayp. 84
        Striking the Proper Balance between Legality and Justicep. 84
    Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers?p. 85
        The Lawp. 87
        Ignorance of Law an Excuse?p. 88
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 89
        The Aftermathp. 90
        The Problem of Discretionp. 90
        Same Facts, Different Perspectivep. 91
        The Virtues of Legalityp. 95
        Finishing the Storyp. 96
3Can Committing a Crime Be Doing the Right Thing?p. 97
    Escaping the Prisonersp. 97
        The Law's Rulesp. 103
        The Trial and Sentencep. 104
        The Defense's Problemsp. 105
        On Appealp. 106
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 107
        The Green Case under the Criminal Law of Other Statesp. 107
        The Final Outcomep. 109
    Killing for Applesp. 110
        The Law's Rulep. 113
        The Trial and Appealp. 114
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 115
        Another Look at Ignorance of the Lawp. 116
    The Right Deed for the Wrong Reasonp. 123
        Disagreement in the Lawp. 125
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 127
        The Outcomep. 127
        A Terrorist's Right to Resist the Thief?p. 129
        Todayp. 130
4Can Doing the Wrong Thing Ever Be Blameless?p. 132
    Loving, Killing Parentsp. 132
        At Trialp. 137
        The Law's Challengep. 138
        The Outcomep. 140
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 140
        Adjudicating Blameworthiness versus Announcing Rules of Conductp. 141
        The Sentencep. 142
    Killing a Sleeping Abuserp. 142
        The Law's Challenge, Againp. 147
        The Aftermathp. 148
        Battered Spouse Syndromep. 149
        The Trialp. 150
        The Matters Relevant to Justicep. 150
        The Appealp. 151
        The All-or-Nothing Disagreementp. 152
        On Remandp. 153
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 153
        The Law's Unmet Challengep. 154
    The Pedophile Withinp. 155
        The Law's Rulesp. 159
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 162
        The Trialp. 162
        On Appealp. 163
        The American Viewp. 164
        Todayp. 166
    Picking Clean Drunksp. 166
        The Law's Rulesp. 170
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 171
        Legal Conflict over the Reno Decoy Operationp. 171
        The Peculiar Entrapment Defensep. 173
        The Outcomep. 174
        Legal Disagreements over Entrapmentp. 175
        The Aftermathp. 176
        Who Will Explain to Kingston Why Hawkins Gets Off but He Goes to Jail?p. 176
5Martyrs for Our Safetyp. 178
    A Farm Boy's Treason?p. 179
        The Power of Coercive Indoctrinationp. 181
        Richard's Returnp. 183
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 185
        The Law's Rulesp. 186
        Finishing the Storyp. 189
    Of Hippies and Bread Trucks: The Abused Learns to Abusep. 191
        Alex Cabarga and Richard Tennesonp. 196
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 198
        The Trial and Sentencep. 199
        The Problem of Discretionp. 199
        Desert versus Dangerousnessp. 201
        Todayp. 204
    Growing Up Gang: The Short, Violent Life of Robert Sandiferp. 206
        People's Intuitions of Justicep. 209
        Robert Sandifer and Alex Cabargap. 210
        The Aftermathp. 213
        Desert versus Dangerousness, Againp. 215
Epiloguep. 217
AppendixGoverning Law, Then and Nowp. 219
Indexp. 321
About the Authorp. 328

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