Contrary to most continental European criminal theories, in which the notion of harm-defined as a violation of some legally protected interest -plays a key role in determining criminality, Anglo-American criminal jurisprudence has paid little attention to the theoretical exploration and practical employment of the principle of harm.
The Principle of "Harm" in the Concept of Crime: A Comparative Analysis of the Criminally Protected Legal Interests,
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