Criminal Law Theory

What is the proper role of the criminal law in a modern democracy that values liberty and diversity? On what principles should it be based? By engaging in principled normative theorizing, this program area aims to develop substantive, often radical proposals to reinvigorate and reform our systems of criminal law.



  • Antony Duff
    Antony Duff is the Bennett Chair in Excellence at the University of Minnesota Law School. He joined the Law School in 2010 and is an international...
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  • Michelle Madden Dempsey
    Michelle Madden Dempsey is professor of law and associate dean for faculty research and development at Villanova University. She joined Villanova in...
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