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Why the Law is So Perverse (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 16/11/2012
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Conundrums, puzzles, and perversities: these are Leo Katz's stock-in-trade, and in "Why the Law Is So Perverse", he focuses on four fundamental features of our legal system, all of which seem to not make sense on some level and to demand explanation. First, legal decisions are essentially made in an either/or fashion - guilty or not guilty, liable or not liable, either it's a contract or it's not - but reality is rarely as clear-cut. Why aren't there any in-between verdicts? Second, the law is full of loopholes. No one seems to like them, but somehow they cannot be made to disappear. Why? Third, legal systems are loath to punish certain kinds of highly immoral conduct while prosecuting other far less pernicious behaviors. What makes a villainy a felony? Finally, why does the law often prohibit what are sometimes called win-win transactions, such as organ sales or surrogacy contracts? Katz asserts that these perversions arise out of a cluster of logical difficulties related to multicriterial decision making. "Why the Law Is So Perverse" contains lucid explanations and apt examples that show why the perversity of the law resists any easy resolutions.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226005812
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm

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