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NCJ Number: 20597 Find in a Library
Title: APPLICATIONS AND ALTERATIONS OF THE NOTION OF SELF-DEFENCE
Journal: REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE CRIMINOLOGIE ET POLICE TECHNIQUE  Dated:(APRIL-JUNE 1976)  Pages:129-152
Author(s): J VERHAEGEN
Corporate Author: Editions Medicine et Hygiene
Switzerland
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Editions Medicine et Hygiene
1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: Sweden
Annotation: THIS PAPER ANALYZES THE JUSTIFICATION FOR SELF-DEFENSE, THE WIDESPREAD ACCEPTANCE OF ITS OPEN-ENDED NATURE, AND THE GENERALIZATION OF ITS JUSTIFICATION TO ENCOMPASS THE MOST SERIOUS CRIMINAL ACTS.
Abstract: CONSIDERED ARE THE BASIC MISUSE OF THE JUSTIFICATION OF SELF-DEFENSE IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND THE TENDENCY IN DOMESTIC LAW TO HAVE IT SERVE AS A SANCTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF RIGHTS RELATED TO THE PERSON, PROPERTY, AND THE INVIOLABILITY OF THE HOME. THE RIGHTS OF THE ORIGINAL AGGRESSOR IN SELF-DEFENSE SITUATIONS ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. IN ADDITION, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE FREQUENT REFUSAL TO PLACE GUILT (ABSENT PREMEDITATION OR PRECAUTION) IN MATTERS INVOLVING SELF-DEFENSE, THE EXONERATING EFFECT OF THIS WILLFUL MISREPRESENTATION, AND JURISPRUDENTIAL RESISTANCE TO CERTAIN ABUSES OF POWER ARE UNDULY RESTRICTIVE. --IN FRENCH...ELW
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Defense; France; Motivation; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Self defense
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