Criminal attempts Notes for April 27

Main points

Kadish and Shulhofer make the case for treating at least some failed attempts as crimes.

They propose that failures resulting from mistakes of fact are liable to criminal penalty but failures mistakes about the law are not.

Then they turn around and present an objection to that very distinction: the case of Mr. Fact and Mr. Law.

This page was written by Michael Green for Philosophy of Law, Philosophy 34, Spring 2009. ΒΆ It was posted May 6, 2009.
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