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Joel Feinberg
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ 85721-0001)

Moral Limits of Criminal Law

To complete a book that attempts to answer the question: what kinds of conduct may a legislature properly make criminal without infringing the moral autonomy of individual citizens. Thorough conceptual analyses will be proposed for such notions as "harm," "offense," "obscene," "community," and "morality," and a defense will be made of a highly qualified version of traditional liberal principles for justified coercion.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1977 – 12/31/1977