Note bibliographique du livre : P. Rush et S. Yeo, Criminal Law Sourcebook, Sydney, Butterworths, 2000.
"Criminal Law is a species of political and moral philosophy. Its central question is justifying the use of the state’s coercive power against free and autonomous persons. The link with moral philosophy derives from one answer to the problem of justifying the use of state power. If the rationale or a limiting condition of criminal punishment is personal desert, then legal theory invariably interweaves with philosophical claims about wrongdoing, culpability, justifying circumstances and excuses [...]."