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  1. I’m not sure this is true. My understanding is that irresistible temptation can let one off. Here’s a passage from an article the refernce for which is very unclear. “My aim in this article is to examine temptation and its relationship to criminal culpability in the context of the Canadian constitutional requirement that persons not be convicted of crimes for morally involuntary behavior. I shall take seriously the view that some …” Perhaps a Canadian could speak to this?

  2. Would you mind sharing the reference for that article, Anne? (Not because I’m taking issue with it, mind. Although I’m Canadian, I’m def not a legal scholar… though others who are may wish to weigh in.)

  3. I would, but there’s something wrong with the link; here it is, though:

    Temptation and Culpability in the Law of Duress and Entrapment
    PM Hughes – Crim. LQ, 2005 – HeinOnline
    My aim in this article is to examine temptation and its relationship to criminal culpability in
    the context of the Canadian constitutional requirement that persons not be convicted of
    crimes for morally involuntary behavior. I shall take seriously the view that some …
    Cited by 6 Related articles Cite Save

    This bit is from google scholar.

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