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Does the Law Morally Bind the Poor? - Or What Good's the Constitution When You Can't Buy a Loaf of Bread? (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R1,958
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Does the Law Morally Bind the Poor? - Or What Good's the Constitution When You Can't Buy a Loaf of Bread? (Hardcover,...

Does the Law Morally Bind the Poor? - Or What Good's the Constitution When You Can't Buy a Loaf of Bread? (Hardcover, New)

R. George Wright

Series: Critical America

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Consider the horror we feel when we learn of a crime such as that committed by Robert Alton Harris, who commandeered a car, killed the two teenage boys in it, and then finished what was left of their lunch. What we don't consider in our reaction to the depravity of this act is that, whether we morally blame him or not, Robert Alton Harris has led a life almost unimaginably different from our own in crucial respects.

In "Does Law Morally Bind the Poor? or What Good's the Constitution When You Can't Buy a Loaf of Bread?," author R. George Wright argues that while the poor live in the same world as the rest of us, their world is crucially different. The law does not recognize this difference, however, and proves to be inconsistent by excusing the trespasses of persons fleeing unexpected storms, but not those of the involuntarily homeless. He persuasively concludes that we can reject crude environmental determinism without holding the most deprived to unreasonable standards.

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Imprint: New York University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Critical America
Release date: April 1996
First published: April 1996
Authors: R. George Wright
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 228
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-8147-9294-0
Categories: Books > Law
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Law > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Constitution, government & the state
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LSN: 0-8147-9294-4
Barcode: 9780814792940

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