Publisher description for Appraising strict liability / edited by A.P. Simester.

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This book is a collection of original essays offering the first full-length consideration of the problem of strict liability in the criminal law: that is, the problem of criminal offences that allow a defendant to be convicted without proof of fault. Because of its potential to convict
blameless persons, strict liability is a highly controversial phenomenon in the criminal law. Including Anglo-American and European perspectives, the contributions provide a sustained and wide-ranging examination of the fundamental issues. The breadth and depth of the chapters combine to present
readers with a sophisticated analysis of the place and legitimacy of strict liability in the criminal law.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Criminal liability.
Strict liability.