Title

Stand Your Ground

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

"Stand Your Ground" ("SYG") laws authorize a defender to use deadly force against an aggressor even when the defender can safely retreat. This chapter examines the moral justifiability of such a provision.

Keywords

Criminal law, defenses, self-defense, justification, duty to retreat, proportionality

Publication Title

The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Ethics and the Criminal Law

Publication Citation

In The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Ethics and the Criminal Law (Larry Alexander & Kimberly Kessler Ferzan eds., Palgave Macmillan 2019)

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