Sex, Drugs, Death, and the Law

Sex, Drugs, Death, and the Law

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Among the most commonly argued legal questions are those involving qvictimlessq crimes consensual adult sexual relations (including homosexuality and prostitution), the use of drugs, and the right to die. How can they be distinguished from proper crimes, and how can we, as citizens, judge the complex moral and legal issues that such questions entail? David Richards, a teacher of law in the areas of constitutional and criminal law, and a moral and legal philosopher concerned with the investigation of legal concepts, applies an interdisciplinary approach to the question of overcriminalization, he draws on legal and philosophical arguments and links the subject to history, psychology, social science, and literature. To demonstrate how gross and unjust overcriminalization has developed, Professor Richards explores basic assumptions that often underlie the common American sense of proper criminalization.qAn Essay on Human Rights and Overcriminalization David A. J. Richards. lence on ... We are frequently very clear that people unqualifiedly have rights that they should not exercise; when they do exercise these rights in ways we deem morally anbsp;...

Title:Sex, Drugs, Death, and the Law
Author:David A. J. Richards
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 1986-01-01


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