Findlay Stark, Culpable Carelessness: Recklessness and Negligence in the Criminal Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016

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Culpable Carelessness by Findlay Stark is a careful and considered contribution to the 'punishment for negligence' debate. As well as providing a comprehensive overview of the doctrinal and theoretical aspects of recklessness and negligence in the criminal law, it also offers novel insights for scholars already steeped in these debates. An additional methodological strength is that Stark takes seriously the connection between theory and law, offering useful potential jury instructions on recklessness and negligence.


Criminal law doctrines, recklessness, negligence, belief, knowledge

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Modern Law Review

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81 Mod. L. Rev. 1092 (2018)

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