This collection examines the traditional general issues in the substantive criminal law, including the purposes of punishment, the requirements of act and mental state, complicity, causation, justification, and excuse. It stresses the difficulty of converting moral judgments of blameworthiness and psychological questions about deterrence into coherent positive law, the relationship between statutory criminal law, and its common law and normative bases.
Intended, with the Judgments of the Supreme court of judicature and of the High court of appeal, 1820-33, by the same editor, to bridge all existing gaps in the series of Supreme court reports. The reports are continued in the Supreme court circular, 1878-91.
Vols. for 1943- published by the State Publishing Company.