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 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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