Ignorance as a Legal Excuse
In this chapter, I examine the forms of ignorance that defeat and sometimes create legal liability. Although my focus is primarily on the treatment of ignorance in the criminal law, I mention in passing the role of ignorance in torts, breaches of contract, and other civil lawsuits. Moreover, although my principal focus is on ignorance as a defeater of liability, I discuss as well how ignorance can operate to incriminate.
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Alexander, Larry, "Ignorance as a Legal Excuse" (2017). Institute on Law and Philosophy Scholarship. 20.