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Self-Defense, Moral Acceptability, and Compensation


Michael Louis Corrado


University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law

October 19, 2009

American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 47, p. 91, 2010

Abstract:     
This paper is a response to Reid Fontaine's Attack on Self-Defense, published in ACLR. I argue against his hybrid theory of self-defense, and argue generally for a subjective view of self-defense. I also argue that what distinguishes the justification of actual self-defense from the justification of mistaken self-defense is - or, rather, should be - the requirement of compensation in the latter case.

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Keywords: self-defense, justification and excuse

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Date posted: October 20, 2009 ; Last revised: July 14, 2010

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Corrado, Michael Louis, Self-Defense, Moral Acceptability, and Compensation (October 19, 2009). American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 47, p. 91, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1491144

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Michael Louis Corrado (Contact Author)
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law ( email )
Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
United States

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