Captured by Evil : The Idea of Corruption in Law

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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      One of the most powerful words in the English language,'corruption'is also one of the most troubled concepts in law. According to Laura Underkuffler, it is a concept based on religiously revealed ideas of good and evil. But the notion of corruption defies the ordinary categories by which law defines crimes—categories that punish acts, not character, and that eschew punishment on the basis of religion and emotion. Drawing on contemporary examples—including former assemblywoman Diane Gordon and former governor Rod Blagojevich—Underkuffler explores the implications and dangers of maintaining such an archaic concept at the heart of criminal law.'Underkuffler challenges the traditional rational and logical characterizations of corruption and defends a highly original and insightul proposal. In her view corruption is an emotional concept grounded in religious ideas defying traditional criminal law doctrines. This book is a fantastic contribution to the study of corruption as well as more generally to the study of law and culture.'—Alon Harel, Hebrew University Law School
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780300173147. 9780300195309.
    • Accession Number:
      841809971
    • Accession Number:
      573616
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    • ABNT:
      UNDERKUFFLER, L. S. Captured by Evil : The Idea of Corruption in Law. Yale University Press: Yale University Press, 2013. ISBN 9780300173147. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=573616. Acesso em: 29 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Underkuffler LS. Captured by Evil : The Idea of Corruption in Law. Yale University Press; 2013. Accessed November 29, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=573616
    • APA:
      Underkuffler, L. S. (2013). Captured by Evil : The Idea of Corruption in Law. Yale University Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Underkuffler, Laura S. 2013. Captured by Evil : The Idea of Corruption in Law. Yale University Press: Yale University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=573616.
    • Harvard:
      Underkuffler, L. S. (2013) Captured by Evil : The Idea of Corruption in Law. Yale University Press: Yale University Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=573616 (Accessed: 29 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Underkuffler, LS 2013, Captured by Evil : The Idea of Corruption in Law, Yale University Press, Yale University Press, viewed 29 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Underkuffler, Laura S. Captured by Evil : The Idea of Corruption in Law. Yale University Press, 2013. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=573616.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Underkuffler, Laura S. Captured by Evil : The Idea of Corruption in Law. Yale University Press: Yale University Press, 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=573616.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Underkuffler LS. Captured by Evil : The Idea of Corruption in Law [Internet]. Yale University Press: Yale University Press; 2013 [cited 2020 Nov 29]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=573616