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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Evolution of Criminal Law Theory

Conference Announcement

Rutgers Institute for Law & Philosophy

The Evolution of Criminal Law Theory 
Friday-Saturday, May 30-31, 2008

The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center, New Brunswick, NJ

Most theorists seem to agree that the criminal law has changed dramatically in the past few decades. This conference is intended to consider how the criminal law changed; whether the developments are positive or negative; why these changes have occurred; to what extent should criminal law theorists reconsider their theories of punishment to reflect these changes; how these changes are related to procedural and evidentiary protections (or lack thereof); and whether these changes alter or threaten the civil criminal distinction, the principle of legality, and the defense of ignorance of law; as well as other questions along these lines.   

Darryl Brown (Virginia), Michael Cahill (Brooklyn), Don Dripps (USD), Antony Duff (Stirling, Phil.), Stephen Garvey (Cornell), Doug Husak (Rutgers-New Brunswick, Phil.), Jae Lee (Fordham), and Ken Simons (BU) will be presenting papers, and commentaries will be by Larry Alexander (USD), Vera Bergelson (Rutgers-Newark), Russell Christopher (Tulsa), Kim Ferzan (Rutgers-Camden), Dan Markel (FSU), Alice Ristroph (Utah), Paul Robinson (Penn), and Alec Walen (Institute for Phil. & Public Policy, Univ. Md.).  For further information and registration details, please visit the conference website here.

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