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dc.contributor.advisorMacNeil, William
dc.contributor.authorCrofts, Penelopeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:20:43Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:20:43Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/365632
dc.description.abstractThis thesis places malice at the centre of an account of criminal law jurisprudence. Malice is a well-known subject and object of criminal law. In legal materials, the concept of malice has had a consistent relationship with that which is bad, blameworthy, culpable and/or undesirable. An exploration of how malice has been organised and expressed is one way of analysing legal ideas of wickedness. Legal constructions of malice have varied across time, place and offence category. I analyse legal constructions of malice in homicide legal doctrine from the 13th century onwards. The thesis makes two gestures. The first is reconstructive. In contemporary jurisprudence malice is disregarded, ignored and trivialised. I reconstruct malice both historically and in contemporary criminal law. This also resuscitates the relationship of criminal law with morality. I reconstruct (part of) the substance of what it means to be bad or wicked in jurisprudence. My intervention is thus therapeutic — through care, I restore malice and its history to the law.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsMalice in criminal lawen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCriminal lawen_US
dc.subject.keywordsMalice in jurisprudenceen_US
dc.titleMalice of Lawen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education and Lawen_US
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
dc.contributor.otheradvisorMcVeigh, Shaun
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1357182483120en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURT1342en_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentGriffith Law Schoolen_US
gro.griffith.authorCrofts, Penelope


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