Harm and Culpability

By A. P. Simester; A. T. H. Smith | Go to book overview

Preface

It may be unorthodox for the prefatory remarks to a jointly edited volume to come from the pen (well, word-processor) of only one of the editors, but this way of proceeding enables me to identify the respective roles of the editors, and to acknowledge the enormous input of my co-editor.

The work began its life as a seminar series held in Cambridge throughout the calendar year 1994. It seemed to me that with the arrival in Cambridge of Andrews von Hirsch and Simester, we had the nucleus of a discussion group, at which like-minded colleagues could meet to discuss their joint interests, and possibly to present papers on their current work. Colleagues from other centres were invited to join us, and papers were presented on Friday afternoons. Initially, there was no thought that the papers should be published by us and indeed one of the papers ( John Gardner's) was separately published by the Cambridge Law Journal.

It soon became apparent, though, that essays were being put together which ought to see the light of day, and that there was a sufficient number of recurring themes and threads that they might constitute a single volume. Thus we approached the publishers with a tentative proposal. Richard Hart proved to be his usual encouraging self, and with his backing (and that of the Oxford University Press Syndicate), we were able to begin phase two of the project, which was to weld what had been somewhat disparate contributions into a more coherent whole. A two-day conference/seminar was held in Caius in December 1994, at which all of the papers were re-presented by their authors (some having been rewritten in the light of comments made at their first airing), and an editorial paper highlighting the editorial themes was given for the first time. The authors then dispersed with the task of rewriting in the light of the editorial introduction, and of discussions with the editors and the other paper presenters.

I have to say that the bulk of the editorial work has fallen upon Andrew Simester. Because of my other commitments, I was unable to devote as much time as I should have wished to taking the project forward, and he played very much the leading part in writing the editorial introduction (mine being the revising hand). He also bore the major burden of making comments on the papers as they were revised and sent to the editors.

Caius College was not merely the place where the papers were presented; it also generously made available both facilities and funding for the conference. The contributors have been quite remarkably conscientious both in their willingness to rewrite and revise, and in sticking to the tight schedules

-vii-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Harm and Culpability
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 280

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.