Speech, crime, and the uses of language /

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Author / Creator:Greenawalt, Kent, 1936-
Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Description:1 online resource (viii, 349 pages)
Subject:Freedom of speech -- United States.
Criminal law -- United States.
Liberté d'expression -- États-Unis.
Droit pénal -- États-Unis.
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Criminal law.
Freedom of speech.
Recht van meningsuiting.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11147551
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0195057996 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary:This is a paperback reprint of a book published in 1989. In this comprehensive treatise Greenawalt explores the three-way relationship between the idea of freedom of speech, the law of crimes, and the many uses of language. He begins by considering free speech as a political principle, and after a thorough and incisive analysis of the justifications commonly advanced for freedom of speech, looks at the kinds of communications to which the principle of free speech applies. He then turns to an examination of communications for which criminal liability is fixed. Focusing on threats and solicitations to crime, he attempts to determine whether liability for such communications seriously conflicts with freedom of speech. He then goes on to develop the significance of his conclusions for American constitutional law.
Other form:Print version: Greenawalt, Kent, 1936- Speech, crime, and the uses of language. New York : Oxford University Press, 1989 0195057996