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A PHILOSOPHICALLY ENRICHED EXEGESIS OF CRIMINAL ACCESSORIAL LIABILITY

Dsouza, M; (2019) A PHILOSOPHICALLY ENRICHED EXEGESIS OF CRIMINAL ACCESSORIAL LIABILITY. UCL Journal of Law and Jurispridence , 8 (1) , Article 1. 10.14324/111.2052-1871.113. Green open access

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Abstract

The central features of the English criminal law’s approach to the liability of principal offender are fairly clear, coherent, and settled. By contrast, the English law of criminal accessorial liability is notoriously lacking in these qualities. In this paper, I attempt to correct this imbalance by developing a philosophically enriched exegesis (and where appropriate, critique) of the English law on criminal accessorial liability, by reference to the structures of responsibility underpinning English criminal law. I take the relatively settled state of the English criminal law of principal liability to suggest that it is a good guide to these underlying structures. Therefore, using these rules (as adjusted for the differences in context between liability as a principal and liability as an accessory) as a template, I evaluate the English law of criminal accessorial liability.

Type: Article
Title: A PHILOSOPHICALLY ENRICHED EXEGESIS OF CRIMINAL ACCESSORIAL LIABILITY
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.2052-1871.113
Publisher version: http://ojs.lib.ucl.ac.uk/index.php/LaJ
Language: English
Additional information: © 2019, The Author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Laws
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10070123
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