Public Wrongs and the 'Criminal Law's Business': When Victims Won't Share [chapter]

Michelle Madden Dempsey
2011 Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility  
Amongst the many valuable contributions that Professor Antony Duff has made to criminal law theory is his account of what it means for a wrong to be public in character. In this chapter, I sketch an alternative way of thinking about criminalization, one which attempts to remain true to the important insights that illuminate Duff's account, while providing (it is hoped) a more satisfying explanation of cases involving victims who reject the criminal law's intervention.
doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592814.003.0015 fatcat:mrju4lb35rhhpicg7aihlxgvpy