Douglas N. Husak
Office: 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor, room 531
Phone: (848) 932-9861
B.A., Denison University; Ph.D. and J.D., Ohio State University
I am interested in all aspects of legal philosophy. More narrowly, I am interested in the connections between moral philosophy and the substantive criminal law — especially decisions about criminalization and the moral limits of the criminal sanction. This latter interest has led me to critically examine the rationale for drug prohibitions.
(A) Published Books:
- The Philosophy of Criminal Law: Selected Essays (Oxford University Press, 2010), 458 pages.
- Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law (Oxford University Press, 2008,) 231 pages. Translated into Spanish by Rocio Ferreccio with new preface (Marcial Pons of Madrid, 2013).
- The Legalization of Drugs (co-authored with Peter de Marneffe) (Cambridge University Press, For & Against Series, 2005), 103 pages (my half).
- Legalize This! The Case for Decriminalizing Drugs (London: Verso, 2002), 197 pages. Translated into Spanish by Anna Varela Mateos (Madrid: Foca, 2003).
- Drugs and Rights (Cambridge University Press, 1992), 312 pages. Translated into Spanish by Gustavo de Greiff with new preface (Mexico: El Fonda de Cultura Economica, 2001).
- Reprinted in part in Lewis Vaughn, ed.: Contemporary Moral Arguments (Oxford U. Press, 2nd. Ed., 2012).
- Reprinted in part in Daniel Bonevac, ed.: Today's Moral Problems (Mayfield Pub. Co., 2d.ed., 1995; 3d.ed., 1999; 4th ed., 2001).
- Reprinted in part in Current Moral and Social Issues (Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 1996).
- Reprinted in part in Judith Boss, ed.: Analyzing Moral Issues (Mayfield Pub. Co., 1st ed., 1999; McGraw-Hill, 2d.ed., 2002; 3d ed., 2004, 4th ed, 2007; 5th ed., 2011; 6th ed., 2013).
- The Philosophy of Criminal Law (Rowman & Littlefield, 1987), 260 pages. Translated into Chinese by Xie Wangyuan (1995); second Chinese edition with new preface (2004).
Book In Preparation:
- Ignorance of Law: A Philosophical Analysis
(B) Edited Book:
- Globalizacion y Drogas: Politicas Sobre Drogas, Derechos Humanos y Reduccion de Riesgos, edited by Xabier Arana, Douglas Husak and Sebastian Scherrer (Dykinson: Instituto Internacional De Sociologia Juridica De Onati, 2003)
(C) Published Articles in Journals (or forthcoming):
- “Abetting a Crime,” 33 Law and Philosophy (2014), pp.43-73.
- “The Philosophy of Criminal Law: Extending the Debates,” 7 Criminal Law and Philosophy (2013), pp.351-365.
- “Social Engineering as an Infringement of the Presumption of Innocence: The Case of Corporate Criminality,” Criminal Law and Philosophy (forthcoming, 2014).
- “Intoxication and Culpability,” 6 Criminal Law and Philosophy (2012), pp.363-379.
- “Retributivism In Extremis,” 32 Law and Philosophy (2013), pp.3-31.
- “Why Punish Attempts at All? Yaffe on ‘The Transfer Principle,’” 6 Criminal Law and Philosophy (2012), pp.399-410.
- “Broad Culpability and the Retributivist Dream,” 9 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law (2012), pp.449-485.
- “Negligence, Belief, Blame and Criminal Liability: The Special Case of Forgetting,” 5 Criminal Law and Philosophy (2011), pp.199-218.
- "Lifting the Cloak: Preventive Detention as Punishment," 48 San Diego Law Review (2011), pp.1173-1204.
- “Reservations About Overcriminalization” 14 New Criminal Law Review (2011), pp.96-107.
- “Mistake of Law and Culpability,” 4 Criminal Law and Philosophy (2010), pp. 135-159.
- “Repaying The Scholar’s Compliment,” 1 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies (2010), pp.48-70.
- "Criminal Law Textbooks and Human Betterment," 7 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law (2009), pp.267-274.
- "Predicting the Future: A Bad Reason to Criminalize Drug Use," Utah Law Review (2009), pp.105-115.
- "Convergent Ends, Divergent Means: A Response to My Critics," 28 Criminal Justice Ethics (2009), pp.123-138.
- "The Costs to Criminal Theory of Supposing that Intentions are Irrelevant to Permissibility," 3 Criminal Law and Philosophy (2009), pp.51-70.
- "Illicit Drugs: A Test Case of Joel Feinberg's The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law," 10 Libertaria, (2008), pp.39-59.
- "Why Criminal Law: A Question of Content?" 2 Criminal Law and Philosophy (2008), pp.99-122.
- "Rethinking the Act Requirement," 28 Cardozo Law Review, (2007), pp.2437-2460.
- "On the Supposed Priority of Justification to Excuse," 24 Law and Philosophy(2005), pp.557-594.
- "Comparative Fault in Criminal Law: Conceptual and Normative Perplexities," 8 Buffalo Journal of Criminal Law (2005), pp.101-119.
- "Applying Ultima Ratio: A Skeptical Assessment," 2 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law (2005), pp.535-545.
- Reprinted in K.Naga Sri Valli, ed: White Collar Crimes: A Debate (Amicus Books: The Icfai University Press, India, 2007).
- "Vehicles and Crashes: Why Is This Moral Issue Overlooked?" 30 Social Theory and Practice (2004), pp.351-370.
- Reprinted in Stuart Rachels, ed: The Right Thing To Do (Boston: McGraw-Hill, 4th ed, forthcoming, 2007).
- "Crimes Outside the Core," 39 Tulsa Law Review (2004), pp.755-780.
- "The Criminal Law as Last Resort," 24 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2004), pp.207-235.
- "What Moral Philosophers Might Learn from Criminal Theorists", 36 Rutgers Law Journal (2004), pp.191-198.
- "Guns and Drugs: Case Studies on the Principled Limits of the Criminal Sanction," 23 Law and Philosophy (2004), pp.437-493.
- "The Moral Relevance of Addiction," 39 Substance Use and Misuse (2004), pp.399-436.Reprinted in John Kleinig and Stan Einstein, eds: Ethical Challenges for Intervening In Drug Use: Policy, Research and Treatment Issues (Huntsville, Texas: Office of International Criminal Justice, 2006).
- "Four Points About Drug Decriminalization," 22 Criminal Justice Ethics (2003), pp.21-29.
- Reprinted in Hugh LaFollette, ed: Ethics in Practice (Blackwell, 3d.ed, 2006).
- Reprinted in Hugh T. Wilson, ed: Drugs, Society & Behavior (McGraw-Hill, 12th ed, 2005).
- "Is the Criminal Law Important?" 1 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law (2003), pp.261-271.
- "Rapes Without Rapists: Consent and Reasonable Mistake," (George C. Thomas, co-author) 11 Philosophical Issues (2001), pp.86-117.
- "Relativisitic Justifications," 19 Law and Philosophy (2000), pp.641-644.
- "Retribution in Criminal Theory," 37 San Diego Law Review (2000), pp.959-986.
- "The Problem of Criminalization," 205 New Jersey Lawyer (2000), pp.18-21.
- "Liberal Neutrality, Autonomy, and Drug Prohibitions," 29 Philosophy & Public Affairs (2000), pp.43-80.
- Reprinted in Steven M. Cahn and Tziporah Kasachkoff, eds: Morality And Public Policy (Prentice-Hall, 2003).
- "Holistic Retributivism," 88 California Law Review (2000), pp.27-36.
- "Addiction and Criminal Liability," 18 Law and Philosophy (1999), pp.655-684.
- "Of Innocence and Innocents: The Supreme Court and Mens Rea Since Herbert Packer," (Richard Singer, co-author) 2 Buffalo Criminal Law Review (1999), pp.859-943.
- "Conflicts of Justifications," 18 Law and Philosophy (1999), pp.41-68.
- "One of the Major Problems of Our Society': Imagery and Evidence of Drug Harms in U.S. Supreme Court Decisions," (Stanton Peele, co-author) 25 Contemporary Drug Problems (1998), pp.191-233.
- "Partial Defenses," XI Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (1998), pp.167-192.
- "Reasonable Risk Creation and Overinclusive Legislation," 1 Buffalo Criminal Law Review (1998), pp.599-626.
- "The 'But Everybody Does That!' Defense," 10 Public Affairs Quarterly (1996), pp.307-334.
- "The Sequential Principle of Relative Culpability," 1 Legal Theory (1996), pp.457-482.
- "Transferred Intent," 10 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy (1996), pp. 65-97.
- "Varieties of Strict Liability," VIII Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (1995), pp.189-225.
- "The Nature and Justifiability of Nonconsummate Offenses," 37 Arizona Law Review (1995), pp.151-195.
- Reprinted in Russell Weaver, et.al., eds.: Criminal Law Anthology (Anderson Pub. Co., 1998).
- Reprinted in Jonathan Herring, ed.: Criminal Law: Text, Cases & Materials (3d. ed, 2008).
- "Is Drunk Driving a Serious Offense?" 23 Philosophy and Public Affairs (1994), pp.52-73.
- "Ignorance of Law and Duties of Citizenship," 14 Legal Studies (1994), pp.105-115.
- "Wilful Ignorance and the Equal Culpability Thesis: A Study of the Significance of the Principle of Legality," (Craig Callender, co-author) Wisconsin Law Review (1994), pp.29-69.
- Reprinted in Tom Morawetz, ed.: International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory (Ashgate Pub., 2d.Series, 2000).
- "The Serial View of Criminal Law Defenses," 3 Criminal Law Forum (1992), pp.369-400.
- "Time Frames, Voluntary Acts, and Strict Liability," (Brian McLaughlin, co-author) 12 Law and Philosophy (1992), pp.95-120.
- "Date Rape, Social Convention, and Reasonable Mistakes," (George Thomas, co-author) 11 Law and Philosophy (1992), pp.95-126.
- Reprinted in part in Sanford Kadish and Stephen Schulhofer, eds.: Criminal Law and Its Processes (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 6th ed., 1995; and 7th ed., 2001).
- Reprinted in part in Richard Singer and Martin Gardner, eds.: Crimes and Punishments (New York: Matthew Bender, 2d.ed., 1996; 3d.ed, 4th ed).
- Reprinted in Lori Gruen and George Panichas, eds.: Sex, Morality, and the Law (New York: Routledge, 1997).
- Reprinted in Russell Weaver, et.al., eds.: Readings in Criminal Law (Cincinnati: Anderson Pub. Co., 1998),
- Reprinted in Current Moral and Social Issues (Kendall-Hunt, 1998). Why Punish the Deserving?" 26 Nous (1992), pp.447-464.
- "The Orthodox Model of the Criminal Offense," 10 Criminal Justice Ethics (1991), pp.20-23.
- "Already Punished Enough," 18 Philosophical Topics (1990), pp.79-99.
- "Recreational Drugs and Paternalism," 8 Law and Philosophy (1989), pp.353-381. Reprinted in Michael Gorr and Sterling Hardwood, eds.: Crime and Punishment: Philosophic Explorations (Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 1995).
- "Justifications and the Criminal Liability of Accessories," 80 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1989), pp.201-230.
- "Motive and Criminal Liability," 8 Criminal Justice Ethics (1989), pp.3-14. Reprinted in part in Richard Singer and Martin Gardner, eds.: Crimes and Punishments (New York: Matthew Bender, 2d.ed., 1996).
- "Is the Distinction Between Positive Actions and Omissions Value-Neutral?" XXXIII Tulane Studies in Philosophy (1985), pp.83-92.
- "The Motivation for Human Rights," 11 Social Theory and Practice (1985), pp.249-255.
- "What is So Special About [Free] Speech," 4 Law and Philosophy (1985), pp.1-15.
- "Why There Are No Human Rights," 10 Social Theory and Practice," (1984), pp.125-141.
- Reprinted in Morton Winston, ed." The Philosophy of Human Rights (Belmont: Wadsworth Pub. Co., 1989).
- Reprinted in Elizabeth Smith and H. Gene Blocker, eds.: Applied Social and Political Philosophy: A Reader (Prentice-Hall, 1992).
- Reprinted in Patrick Hayden, ed.: Theories of Human Rights: Readings in Context (University Press of America, forthcoming, 2000).
- Reproduced in Donald Abel: Discourses (Primis: McGraw-Hill's Online Philosophy Database, 2003).
- Reprinted in David Boersema, ed.: Philosophy of Rights(Westview Press, 2010).
- "The Presumption of Freedom," Nous (1983), pp.345-362.
- "Obscenity and Speech," 16 Journal of Value Inquiry (1982), pp.21-27.
- "Paternalism and Autonomy," 10 Philosophy and Public Affairs (1980), pp.27-46.
- "Omissions, Causation, and Liability," 30 Philosophical Quarterly (1980), pp.316-326.
- Reprinted in Patricia Smith, ed.: The Nature and Process of Law (Oxford University Press, 1993).
- "On the Rights of Non-Persons," X Canadian Journal of Philosophy (1980), pp.607-622.
- "Applied Ethics for Prospective Law Students, " 8 Teaching Philosophy (1980), pp.301-306.
- "Killing, Letting Die, and Euthanasia," 5 Journal of Medical Ethics (1979), pp.200-205.
- "Benn on Privacy and Respect for Persons," (Stephen Hudson, co-author), 57 Australasian Journal of Philosophy (1979), pp.324-329.
- "Sovereigns and Third-Party Beneficiaries," 13 Journal of Value Inquiry (1979), pp.149-153.
- "Ronald Dworkin and the Right to Liberty," Ethics (1979), pp.121-130.
- "Legal Rights: How Useful Is Hohfeldian Analysis?" (Stephen Hudson, co-author), Philosophical Studies (1979), pp.45-53.
- "University Practices of Preferential Hiring and Reverse Discrimination In Favor of Blacks: A Moral Analysis," American Journal of Jurisprudence (1979), pp.143-168.
- "Disease and Christopher Boorse," 1 Metamed (1977), pp.297-302.
(D) Published Chapters in Books (or forthcoming):
- “A Framework for Punishment: What is the Insight of Hart’s Prolegomenon?” in Christopher Pulgram, ed.: (forthcoming, 2015).
- “What Do Criminals Deserve?” in Kimberly Ferzan and Stephen Morse, eds.: Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2015)
- “Polygamy and Criminalization,” in R.A. Duff, Lindsay Farmer, S.E. Marshall, Massimo Renzo, and Victor Tadros, eds.: The Realm of the Criminal Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2014).
- “In Favor of Drug Decriminalization,” in Kit Wellman, ed.: Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics (2nd.ed., 2014), pp.335-346.
- “Drugs Crime, and Public Health: A Lesson from Criminology,” in A.M. Viens, John Coggon, and Anthony Kessel, eds.: Criminal Law, Philosophy, and Public Health Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp.42-61.
- “Preventive Detention as Punishment? Some Possible Reservations,” in Andrew Ashworth, Lucia Zedner, and Patrick Tomlin, eds.: Prevention and the Limits of the Criminal Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp.178-193.
- “Penal Paternalism,” in Christina Coons and Michael Weber, eds.: Paternalism: Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp.39-55.
- “The Neuroscience of Addiction and the Criminal Law,” (Emily Murphy, co-author) in Stephen J. Morse and Adina L. Roskies, eds.: A Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience (Oxford University Press, 2013), pp.217-240.
- “Distraction and Negligence,” in Lucia Zedner and Julian Roberts, eds.: Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: Essays in honour of Andrew Ashworth (Oxford University Press, 2012), pp.81-93.
- “The Importance of Asking the Right Question: What is Punishment Imposed For?” in Russell Christopher, ed: Essays in Honor of George Fletcher (Oxford University Press, 2012), pp.53-57.
- “Beyond the Justification/Excuse Dichotomy,” in Rowan Cruft, Matt Kramer, and Mark Reiff, eds.: Crime, Punishment and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff' (Oxford University Press, 2011), pp.141-155.
- “Retributivism, Proportionality, and the Challenge of the Drug Court Movement,” in Michael Tonry, ed.: Retributivism Has a Past. Has It a Future? (Oxford University Press, 2011), pp.214-233.
- “Indirect Criminal Paternalism,” in Andrew von Hirsch and Ulfrid Neumann, and Kurt Seelman, eds.: Paternalism in Criminal Law (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2010), pp.129-134.
- "Beyond the Justification/Excuse Dichotomy," in Rown Cruft, ed.: Essays in Honor of Antony Duff (forthcoming, 2010).
- "Retributivism, Proportionality, and the Challenge of the Drug Court Movement," in Michael Tonry, ed.: Studies in Penal Theory and Philosophy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2011).
- "Indirect Criminal Paternalism," in Andrew von Hirsch and Ulfrid Neumann, eds.: Paternalism in Criminal Law (forthcoming, 2010).
- "What is Punishment Imposed For?" in Russell Christopher, ed: Essays in Honor of George Fletcher (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2010).
- "Paternalism and Consent." in Franklin G. Miller and Alan Wertheimer, eds.: The Ethics of Consent (Oxford University Press, 2009), pp.107-130.
- "Five Questions," in Ian Farrell and Morten Ebbe Juul Nielsen, eds: Legal Philosophy: Five Questions (Automatic Press, 2007), pp.113-124.
- "Do Marijuana Offenders Deserve Punishment?" in Mitch Earleywine, ed: Pot Politics: The Cost of Control (Oxford University Press, 2007), pp.189-207.
- "Disgust: Metaphysical and Empirical Speculations," in Andrew Simester and Andrew von Hirsch, eds: Offence and the Criminal Law (Hart Pub. Co, 2006), pp.91-113.
- "Competing Rationales for Drug Policy Reform," in Jefferson Fish, ed: Drugs and Society (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), pp.97-125.
- "Malum Prohibitum and Retributivism," in R.A. Duff and Stuart Green, eds: Defining Crimes: Essays on the Special Part of Criminal Law (Oxford University Press, 2005), pp.65-90.
- "Strict Liability, Justice, and Proportionality," in A.P. Simester, ed: Appraising Strict Liability (Oxford University Press, 2005), pp.81-103.
- "How Rights Constrain Drug Policy," in Xabier Arana, Douglas Husak and Sebastian Scherrer, eds: Globalizacion y Drogas: Politicas Sobre Drogas, Derechos Humanos y Reduccion de Riesgos (Dykinson: Instituto Internacional De Sociologia Juridica De Onati, 2003), pp.47-52.
- "Limitations on Criminalization and the General Part of Criminal Law," in Stephen Shute and Andrew Simester, eds: Criminal Law: Doctrines of the General Part (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp.13-46.
- "Reflective Equilibrium Between Punishment and Crime," in Petter Asp, Carl Herlitz, and Lena Holmqvist, eds: Festskrift for Nils Jareborg (Iustus Pub. Co., 2002), pp.345-368).
- "Two Rationales for Drug Policy: How They Shape the Content of Reform," in Jefferson Fish, ed: How to Legalize Drugs (Jason Aronson, 1998), pp.29-60.
- "Desert, Proportionality, and the Seriousness of Drug Offences," in Andrew Ashworth and Martin Wasik, eds: Fundamentals of Sentencing Theory (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998), pp.187-219.
- "Does Criminal Responsibility Require an Act?" in R.A. Duff. ed: Philosophy and the Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp.60-100.
- "Culpability and Mistake of Law," (Andrew von Hirsch, co-author), in John Gardner, Jeremy Horder, and Stephen Shute, eds: Action and Value in Criminal Law (Oxford University Press, 1993), pp.157-174.
- "Can Drug Laws Be Justified As Anticipatory Offenses?" in Arnold Trebach and Kevin Zeese, eds: Strategies for Change: New Directions in Drug Policy (Washington: Drug Policy Foundation, 1992), pp.89-95.
- "Is It Important Whether Capital Punishment Deters?" in Diane Sank and David Caplan, eds: To Be A Victim (Plenum Press, 1991), pp.379-394.
(E) Encyclopedia and Handbook Entries:
- “Retributive Desert and Deterrence: How Both Cohere in a Single Theory of Punishment,” in Jonathan Jacobs, ed.: Routledge Handbook of Criminal Justice Ethics (New York: Routledge, forthcoming, 2015).
- “Paternalism,” in Andrei Marmor, ed.: Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Law (2013), pp.467-480.
- “The Alleged Act Requirement in Criminal Law,” in John Deigh and David Dolinko, eds.: Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Criminal Law (Oxford University Press, 2011), pp.107-124.
- “Addiction and Autonomy”; and “Overcriminalization” in Hugh LaFollette, ed: International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley, forthcoming, 2011).
- "The De Minimis 'Defense' to Criminal Liability," in Antony Duff and Stuart Green, eds.: The Oxford Handbook to the Philosophy of Criminal Law (forthcoming, 2010).
- "Overcriminalization," in Dennis Pattterson, ed: Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (2nd ed, 2010), pp.621-631.
- "Legalization of Drugs," in Anita Silvers, Leslie Francis, and Rosamond Rhodes, eds: The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics (Blackwell, 2007), pp.238-253.
- "Criminal Law Theory," in William A. Edmundson and Martin P. Golding, eds.: Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (Blackwell, 2004), pp.107-121.
- "Legal Paternalism," in Hugh LaFollette, ed.: Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2003), pp.387-412.
- "Drugs and Crime: Legal Aspects," in Joshua Dressler, ed.: Encyclopedia ofCrime and Justice (Macmillan, 2d.ed. 2001).
- "Consent," (pp.227-228);
- "Drugs," (pp.148-150);
- "Intent," (pp.425-428) in Christopher Gray, ed.: The Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia (Garland Pub. Co., 1999).
- "Intent" reprinted in David Adams, ed.: Philosophical Problems in the Law (4th.ed., Wadsworth, 2004; 5th ed., 2005).
- "Drugs: Moral and Legal Issues," in Ruth Chadwick, ed.: The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (Academic Press, 1997), pp.849-858.
(F) Published Reviews and Notes:
- "Alan Brudner's Punishment and Freedom," Ethics (2010), pp.841-846.
- "Answering Duff: R.A. Duff's Answering for Crime," 29 Law and Philosophy (2010), pp.101-119.
- "Gardner on the Philosophy of Criminal Law: Review of John Gardner's Offences and Defences," 29 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2009), pp.169-187.
- "Review of John Kleinig's Ethics and Criminal Justice," Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2008).
- "Markus Dubber's The Sense of Justice," 10 New Criminal Law Review (2007),pp.483-489.
- "Mark R. Reiff's Punishment, Compensation, and Law," Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2006).
- "Consent to Sex: Alan Wertheimer's Consent to Sexual Relations," 25 Law and Philosophy (2005), pp.257-277.
- "A Liberal Theory of Excuses: Jeremy Horder's Excusing Crime," 3 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law (2005), pp.287-299.
- "The Criminalization of Drug Use," 18 Sociological Forum (2003), pp.503-513.
- "John Elster's Strong Feelings," XX Philosophy in Review (2000), pp.19-21.
- "Philosophical Analysis and the Limits of the Substantive Criminal Law: Review of George Fletcher's Basic Concepts of Criminal Law," 18 Criminal Justice Ethics (1999), pp.58-67.
- "Review of Andrew von Hirsch and Andrew Ashworth, eds.: Principled Sentencing," 110 Ethics (2000), p.256.
- "The Function and Structure of the Substantive Criminal Law: Review of Paul Robinson's Structure and Function in Criminal Law," 18 Law and Philosophy (1999), pp.85-104.
- "Review of R.A. Duff's Criminal Attempts," 8 Criminal Law Forum (1997), pp.293-310.
- "The Complete Guide to Self-Defense: Suzanne Uniacke's Permissible Killing," 15 Law and Philosophy (1995), pp.399-406.
- "The Relevance of the Concept of Action to the Criminal Law: Michael Moore's Act and Crime," 6 Criminal Law Forum (1995), pp.327-344.
- "Gerald Dworkin's Morality, Harm and the Law," 105 Ethics (1995), p.976.
- "Alan White's Misleading Cases," 103 Ethics (1993), p.976.
- "Stanley Benn's A Theory of Freedom," 26 Nous (1992), pp.400-402.
- "Michael Bayles' Principles of Law," 8 Law and Philosophy (1989), pp.405-411.
- "Ramon Lemos' Rights, Goods, and Democracy," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (1989), pp.541-544.
- "David Jones' History of Criminal Justice," Criminal Justice History (1989), pp.246-248.
- "Donald VanDeVeer's Paternalistic Intervention," Canadian Philosophical Reviews (1987), pp.36-39.
- "Ken Kipnis' and Lawrence Becker's Cases and Materials on Property," 13 Teaching Philosophy (1985), pp.163-165.
- "Daniel Robinson's Psychology and the Law," 93 Ethics (1983), pp.394-395.
- "Punishment and Persons: Herbert Morris' On Guilt and Innocence," Contemporary Psychology (1981), pp.207-208.
- "Ted Hondreich's Political Violence," 12 Nous (1978), pp.221-225.