Bad Acts and Guilty Minds Conundrums of the Criminal Law

ISBN-10: 0226425924
ISBN-13: 9780226425924
Edition: 1987
Authors: Leo Katz
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 351
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

With wit and intelligence, Leo Katz seeks to understand the basic rules and concepts underlying the moral, linguistic, and psychological puzzles that plague the criminal law. "Bad Acts and Guilty Minds . . . revives the mind, it challenges superficial analyses, it reminds us that underlying the vast body of statutory and case law, there is a rationale founded in basic notions of fairness and reason. . . . It will help lawyers to better serve their clients and the society that permits attorneys to hang out their shingles."--Edward N. Costikyan, New York Times Book Review

Naomi Klein was born in Montreal, Canada on May 8, 1970. She attended the University of Toronto and began writing there for the student newspaper, The Varsity. Klein was offered a series of editorial jobs in newspapers and magazines and this prevented her from getting a final degree from the university. She worked for The Toronto Globe and Mail and This Magazine. She is an author and social activist, who is known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization. Her books include No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, and The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. She received the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.Leo Katz is the Frank Carano Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of Bad Acts and Guilty Minds: Conundrums of the Criminal Law and Ill-Gotten Gains: Evasion, Blackmail, Fraud, and Kindred Puzzles of the Law, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Acknowledgments
For Those Who Need to Look before They Leap
Necessity, the Mother of Invention
Bad Acts
Guilty Minds
The Root of All Evil
The Company You Keep
The Crime That Never Was
Epilogue: Final Reckoning
Notes
Index

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