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