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By Luís Duarte d'Almeida

ISBN-10: 0199685789

ISBN-13: 9780199685783

you end up in a court docket of legislation, accused of getting hit a person. What are you able to do to prevent conviction? you'll easily deny the accusation: 'No, i did not do it'. yet believe you probably did do it. you'll then provide a unique solution. 'Yes, I hit him', you furnish, 'but it was once self-defence'; or 'Yes, yet i used to be performing less than duress'. to reply to during this way-to provide a 'Yes, yet. . .' reply-is to carry that your specific mistaken used to be dedicated in exceptional
circumstances. maybe it really is precise that, commonly, wrongdoers should be convicted. yet on your case the courtroom may still set the guideline apart. you need to be acquitted.

Within limits, the legislations enables exceptions. Or so we have a tendency to imagine. in reality, the road among ideas and exceptions is more durable to attract than it sort of feels. How are we to figure out what counts as an exception and what as a part of the correct rule? the excellence has very important sensible implications. yet criminal theorists have chanced on the proposal of an exception unusually tricky to provide an explanation for. this is often the longstanding jurisprudential challenge that this ebook seeks to solve.

The booklet is split into 3 elements. half I, Defeasibility in query, introduces the subject and articulates the center puzzle of defeasibility in legislations. half II, Defeasibility in thought, develops a complete proof-based account of criminal exceptions. half III, Defeasibility in motion, appears to be like extra heavily into the workings of exceptions in accusatory contexts, together with the legal trial.

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