General Principles of Criminal Law

General Principles of Criminal Law

General Principles of Criminal Law

General Principles of Criminal Law

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This book, first published in 1947, was written to elucidate the basic ideas of criminal law in the light of current knowledge and to organize that law in terms of a definite theory. In the preparation of this edition, I have tried to realize more fully the original intention.

The first edition has been almost completely revised and reorganized, and several new chapters have been added. A large part of the history of criminal attempt and shorter discussions not directly pertinent to the principal subject of the book have been omitted. I have used the earlier publication of certain of my articles to further the analysis of some of the more difficult problems. Chapter 13 includes parts of the article published in 65 Yale Law Journal, chapter 11 appeared in 33 Indiana Law Journal, some passages were published in 100 University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and chapter 8 is a revision of the essay in Studies in Jurisprudence and Criminal Theory (1958). I thank the publishers for permission to reprint these excerpts and I greatly appreciate the secretarial and research assistance generously provided by Indiana University.

JEROME HALL

Bloomington, Indiana . . .

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