The paternalistic principle

John Kleinig

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    In this paper, I critique one aspect of Simester and von Hirsch's, Crimes, Harms, and Wrongs-their recognition of harm and offence principles, but failure to construct a paternalistic principle, despite their willingness to countenance some small measure of criminal paternalism. Construction of such a principle would have clarified the problems of as well as the limits to criminalising paternalism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)315-327
    Number of pages13
    JournalCriminal Law and Philosophy
    Issue number2
    Early online date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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