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Peter Westen

Peter K. Westen

Frank G. Millard Professor of Law Emeritus
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 1973-


Publications

Forthcoming | Books | Book Chapters | Journal Articles | Reviews
Other Publications | Reprints | Works in Progress & Working Papers

Forthcoming


    Books

    • The Logic of Consent: The Diversity and Deceptiveness of Consent as a Defense to Criminal Conduct. Law, Justice, and Power. Aldershot; Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2004.
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    • Speaking of Equality: An Analysis of the Rhetorical Force of "Equality" in Moral and Legal Discourse. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1990.
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    Book Chapters

    • "Reply: Fletcher on Subjective Justification." In Fletcher's Essays on Criminal Law, edited by R. Christopher, 183-8. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
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    • "The Ontological Problem of 'Risk' and 'Endangerment' in Criminal Law." In Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law, edited by R. A. Duff and S. P. Green, 304-27. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011.
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    • "Is Intent Constitutive of Wrongdoing?" In Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff, edited by R. Cruft, M. H. Kramer, and M. R. Reiff, 193-214. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
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    • "Letting Prisoners Die." In Ethics, Humanism, and Medicine, edited by M. D. Basson. New York: Alan R. Liss, 1980.
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    Journal Articles

    • Co-author. "How to Think (Like a Lawyer) About Rape." K. K. Ferzan, co-author. Crim. L. & Phil. (2016): 1-42.
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    • "Lex Mitior: Converse of Ex Post Facto and Window into Criminal Desert." New Crim. L. Rev. 18, no. 2 (2015): 167-213.
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    • "The Significance of Transferred Intent." Crim. L. & Phil. 7, no. 2 (2013): 321-50.
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    • "Why the Paradox of Blackmail is So Hard to Resolve." Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 9, no. 2 (2012): 585-636.
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    • "Answer Self-Incriminating Questions or Be Fired." Am. J. Crim. L. 37, no. 2 (2010): 97-162.
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    • "How Not to Argue that Reasonable Provocation is an Excuse." U. Mich. J. L. Reform 43, no. 1 (2009): 175-92.
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    • "Individualizing the Reasonable Person in Criminal Law." Crim. L. & Phil. 2, no. 2 (2008): 137-62.
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    • "Impossibility Attempts: A Speculative Thesis." Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 5, no. 2 (2008): 523-65. (Symposium: Toward a Just and Rational Body of Substantive Criminal Law: A Symposium in Honor of Sanford H. Kadish.)
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    • "Why Criminal Harms Matter: Plato's Abiding Insight in the Laws." Crim. L. & Phil. 1, no. 3 (2007): 307-26.
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    • "Two Rules of Legality in Criminal Law." Law & Phil. 26, no. 3 (2007): 229-305.
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    • Co-author. "Reaching Agreement on When Jurors Must Agree." E. Ow, co-author. New Crim. L. Rev. 10, no. 2 (2007): 153-209.
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    • "The Supreme Court's Bout with Insanity: Clark v. Arizona." Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 4, no. 1 (2006): 143-65.
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    • "Self-Incrimination's Covert Federalism." Berkeley J. Crim. L. 11, no. 1 (2006): 1-42.
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    • "An Attitudinal Theory of Excuse." Law & Phil. 25, no. 3 (2006): 289-375.
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    • "Getting the Fly out of the Bottle: The False Problem of Free Will and Determinism." Buff. Crim. L. Rev. 8, no. 2 (2005): 599-652.
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    • "Some Common Confusions about Consent in Rape Cases." Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 2, no. 1 (2004): 333-59.
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    • Co-author. "The Criminal Defense of Duress: A Justification, Not an Excuse -- And Why It Matters." J. Mangiafico, co-author. Buff. Crim. L. Rev. 6, no. 2 (2003): 833-950.
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    • "Egelhoff Again." Am. Crim. L. Rev. 36, no. 4 (1999): 1203-78.
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    • "Comment on Judith Schafer's 'Under the Present Mode of Trial, Improper Verdicts Are Very Often Given': Criminal Procedure in the Trials of Slaves in Antebellum Louisiana." Cardozo L. Rev. 18, no. 2 (1996): 679-87.
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    • "The Place of Foreign Treaties in the Courts of the United States: A Reply to Louis Henkin." Harv. L. Rev. 101 (1987): 511-23.
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    • "The Rueful Rhetoric of 'Rights'." UCLA L. Rev. 33 (1986): 977-1018.
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    • "The Concept of Equal Opportunity." Ethics 95 (1985): 837-50.
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    • "Comment on Montague's Rights and Duties of Compensation." Phil. & Pub. Aff. 14 (1985): 385-9.
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    • "'Freedom' and 'Coercion'—Virtue Words and Vice Words." Duke L. J. 1985 (1985): 541-93.
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    • "To Lure the Tarantula from Its Hole: A Response." Colum. L. Rev. 83 (1983): 1186-208.
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    • "The Meaning of Equality in Law, Science, Math, and Morals: A Reply." Mich. L. Rev. 81 (1983): 604-63.
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    • Co-author. "To Talk, to Balk, or to Lie: The Emerging 5th Amendment Doctrine of the 'Preferred Response'." S. Mandell, co-author. Am. Crim. L. Rev. 19 (1982): 521-55.
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    • "The Empty Idea of Equality." Harv. L. Rev. 95 (1982): 537-96.
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    • "On 'Confusing Ideas': A Reply." Yale L. J. 91 (1982): 1153-65.
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    • "Reflections on Alfred Hill's 'Testimonial Privilege and Fair Trial'." U. Mich. J. L. Reform 14, no. 3 (1981): 371-99.
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    • "Incredible Dilemmas: Conditioning One Constitutional Right on the Forfeiture of Another." Iowa L. Rev. 66, no. 4 (1981): 741-75.
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    • "Death and Double Jeopardy." Law Quad. Notes 25, no. 3 (1981): 32-6.
    • "The Three Faces of Double Jeopardy: Reflections on Government Appeals of Criminal Sentences." Mich. L. Rev. 78, no. 7 (1980): 1001-65.
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    • Co-author. "Is There Life for Erie after the Death of Diversity?" J. S. Lehman, co-author. Mich. L. Rev. 78, no. 3 (1980): 311-91.
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    • "Forfeiture by Guilty Plea—A Reply." Crim. L. Rev. 2 (1980): 401-37.
    • "After 'Life for Erie'-A Reply." Mich. L. Rev. 78, no. 6 (1980): 971-89.
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    • "The Future of Confrontation." Mich. L. Rev. 77, no. 5 (1979): 1185-217.
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    • Co-author. "Toward a General Theory of Double Jeopardy." R. Drubel, co-author. Sup. Ct. Rev. 1978 (1978): 81-169.
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    • "Order of Proof: An Accused's Right to Control the Timing and Sequence of Evidence in His Defense." Cal. L. Rev. 66, no. 5 (1978): 935-85.
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    • "Forfeiture by Guilty Plea—A Reply." Mich. L. Rev. 76, no. 8 (1978): 1308-41.
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    • "Confrontation and Compulsory Process: A Unified Theory of Evidence for Criminal Cases." Harv. L. Rev. 91 (1978): 567-628.
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    • Co-author. "A Constitutional Law of Remedies for Broken Plea Bargains." D. Westin, co-author. Cal. L. Rev. 66, no. 3 (1978): 471-539.
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    • "Away from Waiver: A Rationale for the Forfeiture of Constitutional Rights in Criminal Procedure." Mich. L. Rev. 75,no. 6 (1977): 1214-61.
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    • "Compulsory Process II." Mich. L. Rev. 74, no. 2 (1975): 191-306.
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    • "You Know Where He Stands." Juris Dr. 4, no. 2 (1974): 34-9.
    • "The Compulsory Process Clause." Mich. L. Rev. 73, no. 1 (1974): 71-184.
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    • "Mr. Justice Douglas and the Loneliness of Long-Distance Judging." Inter Alia 39, no. 4 (1974): 7-17.
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    • Co-author. "Fraudulent Conveyances in the Conflict of Laws: Easy Cases May Make Bad Law." A. A. Ehrenzweig, co-author. Mich. L. Rev. 66, no. 8 (1968): 1679-96. (Work published when author not on Michgian Law faculty.)
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    • "False Conflicts." Cal. L. Rev. 55, no. 1 (1967): 74-122. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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    Reviews

    • "Offences and Defences Again." Review of Answering for Crime, by A. Duff. Oxford J. Legal Stud. 28, no. 3 (2008): 563-84.
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    • "Threat to the Supreme Court.". N. Y. Rev. Books. 20, no. 2 February 22, 1973: 29-32.
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    Other Publications

    • "Symposium: Drugs and the Law: Introduction." Cal. L. Rev. 56, no. 1 (1968): 1-16. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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