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"This book celebrates Andreas (Andrew) von Hirsch's pioneering contributions to liberal criminal theory. He is particularly noted for reinvigorating desert-based theories of punishment, for his development of principled normative constraints on the enactment of criminal laws, and for helping to bridge the gap between Anglo-American and German criminal law scholarship. Underpinning his work is a deep commitment to a liberal vision of the state. This collection brings together a distinguished group of international authors, who pay tribute to von Hirsch by engaging with topics on which he himself has focused. The essays range across sentencing theory, questions of criminalisation, and the relation between criminal law and the authority of the state. Together, they articulate and defend the ideal of a liberal criminal justice system, and present a fitting accolade to Andreas von Hirsch's scholarly life."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
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Punishment paradigms and the role of the preventive state / Andrew Ashworth and Lucia Zedner Prevention, censure and responsibility: the recent debate on the purposes of punishment / Claus Roxin Prevention with a moral voice / JR Edwards and AP Simester The 'deserved' punishment / Ulfrid Neumann After the crime: post-offence conduct and penal censure / Julian V Roberts and Hannah Maslen Does punishment honour the offender? / Kurt Seelmann Criminal law, crime and punishment as communication / Klaus Gunther Can deserts be just in an unjust world? / Michael Tonry 'Rights of others' in criminalisation theory / Tatjana Hornle The harm principle and the protection of 'legal goods' (Rechtsguterschutz): a German perspective / Winfried Hassemer 'Remote harms' and the two harm principles / RA Duff and SE Marshall Using 'quality of life' to legitimate criminal law intervention: gauging gravity, defining disorder / Nina Persak Criminal liability for offensive behaviour in public spaces / Wolfgang Wohlers Can punishment be just? / Bernd Schunemann Punishment and the ends of policing / John Kleinig The place of criminal law theory in the constitutional state / Antje du Bois-Pedain Criminal law theory and the limits of liberalism / Paul Roberts.