Criminal Law and Philosophy 8 (3):687-691 (2014)

On one level, the focus of The Limits of Criminal Law is captured by its title—the book is concerned with the legitimate boundaries of the criminal law. Lauterwein sets out different approaches to this topic in the German and Australian legal contexts. The book does not formally adopt a comparative methodology, but rather presents ‘an analysis using contextual and comparative elements’ (p. 45). He concentrates on analysing discussion of the limits of the criminal law in Australia, using the German legal theoretical approach as a counterpoint. But, on another level, the book is concerned with the features of criminal legal scholarship in these two national contexts and the influence of this scholarship (in the author’s words, ‘legal theorizing’) on the criminal law in their respective traditions. As a result, The Limits of the Criminal Law addresses both the question ‘what sorts of behaviour may the state legitimately make criminal?’ (a question that is expressly posed by the author) an ..
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