Stand Your Ground
"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.
Criminal law, defenses, self-defense, justification, duty to retreat, proportionality
The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Ethics and the Criminal Law
Ferzan, Kimberly Kessler, "Stand Your Ground" (2019). Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law. 2703.
In The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Ethics and the Criminal Law (Larry Alexander & Kimberly Kessler Ferzan eds., Palgave Macmillan 2019)