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The Resource Permissible killing : the self-defence justification of homicide, Suzanne Uniacke

Permissible killing : the self-defence justification of homicide, Suzanne Uniacke

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Permissible killing : the self-defence justification of homicide
Title
Permissible killing
Title remainder
the self-defence justification of homicide
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Uniacke
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Do individuals have a positive right of self-defence? And if so, what are the limits of this right? Under what conditions, if any, does this use of force extend to the defence of others? These are some of the issues explored by Dr Uniacke in this comprehensive philosophical discussion of the principles relevant to self-defence as a moral and legal justification of homicide. She establishes a unitary right of self-defence and defence of others, one which grounds the permissibility of the use of necessary and proportionate defensive force against culpable and non-culpable, active and passive, unjust threats. Particular topics discussed include: the nature of moral and legal justification and excuse; natural law justifications of homicide in self-defence; the Principle of Double Effect and the claim that homicide in self-defence is justified as unintended killing; and the question of self-preferential killing. This is a lucid and sophisticated account of the complex notion of justification, revolving around a critical discussion of recent trends in the law of self-defence
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Uniacke, Suzanne
Index
index present
LC call number
K5087.S4
LC item number
U55 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in philosophy and law
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-defense (Law)
  • Justifiable homicide
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Permissible killing : the self-defence justification of homicide, Suzanne Uniacke
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Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Sydney, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-238) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28723506
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 244 pages
Isbn
9780521454087
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93031988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Permissible killing : the self-defence justification of homicide, Suzanne Uniacke
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Sydney, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28723506
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 244 pages
Isbn
9780521454087
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93031988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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