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 Law. 2703.