Book Chapter

Torts, Crimes and Vindication: Whose Wrong is it?


Duff RA (2014) Torts, Crimes and Vindication: Whose Wrong is it?. In: Dyson M (ed.) Unravelling Tort and Crime. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 146-173.

It is sometimes said that tort law provides for the vindication of individual rights — which raises the question of how tort law as thus understood should relate to criminal law, which is sometimes also said to be concerned with the vindication of rights. I discuss the differences between civil and criminal modes of vindication; the ways in which we might nonetheless blur the boundaries between the tort process and the criminal process; and the light that this can throw on the central core of criminal law.

tort law; criminal law; vindication

Publication date31/12/2014
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publisher URL…g-tort-and-crime
Place of publicationCambridge