Recklessness – the continuing search for a definition

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93616
Title:
Recklessness – the continuing search for a definition
Authors:
Crosby, C. (Cath)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Crosby, C. (2008) 'Recklessness – the continuing search for a definition', Journal of Criminal Law, 72 (4), pp.313-334.
Publisher:
Vathek Publishing
Journal:
Journal of Criminal Law
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93616
DOI:
1350/jcla.2008.72.4.513
Abstract:
This article examines the different approaches to determining recklessness in the criminal law and the advantages and disadvantages of each will be explored in relation to issues of moral culpability. Whilst a subjective definition of recklessness might seem attractive it fails to catch all those who are morally blameworthy. In contrast, a purely objective interpretation can lead to injustice in circumstances where the defendant lacked the capacity to foresee the risk of harm. It will be argued that recklessness based upon conscious advertence produces too narrow a definition and culpable inadvertence should be encompassed by examining why no thought was given to the risk.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
mens rea; recklessness; culpability; subjective; objective; advertance; risk; criminal law
ISSN:
0022-0183; 1740-5580
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 04/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 04/03/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCrosby, C. (Cath)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-04T11:03:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-04T11:03:45Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Criminal Law; 72 (4): 313-334en
dc.identifier.issn0022-0183-
dc.identifier.issn1740-5580-
dc.identifier.doi1350/jcla.2008.72.4.513-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93616-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the different approaches to determining recklessness in the criminal law and the advantages and disadvantages of each will be explored in relation to issues of moral culpability. Whilst a subjective definition of recklessness might seem attractive it fails to catch all those who are morally blameworthy. In contrast, a purely objective interpretation can lead to injustice in circumstances where the defendant lacked the capacity to foresee the risk of harm. It will be argued that recklessness based upon conscious advertence produces too narrow a definition and culpable inadvertence should be encompassed by examining why no thought was given to the risk.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVathek Publishingen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 04/03/2010]en
dc.subjectmens reaen
dc.subjectrecklessnessen
dc.subjectculpabilityen
dc.subjectsubjectiveen
dc.subjectobjectiveen
dc.subjectadvertanceen
dc.subjectrisken
dc.subjectcriminal lawen
dc.titleRecklessness – the continuing search for a definitionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Criminal Lawen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 04/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardCrosby, C. (2008) 'Recklessness – the continuing search for a definition', Journal of Criminal Law, 72 (4), pp.313-334.-
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