Punishment and Self-Defense
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AbstractTo the extent that Prof. C. L. Ten seems to think that mitigation on grounds of provocation is the approach to take in "battered wives" cases, I argue that self-defense as a legal defense is the first thing a Defense Counsel should consider. I proceed to consider self-defense as grounds for punishment. Although I do not think that self-defense can ground a general theory of punishment, the idea of self-defense provides an appealing way to view punishment in cases that involve "enemies of the people" or "enemies of society."
All Author(s) ListHon-Lam Li
Name of ConferenceInternational Workshop on Punishment and J. S. Mill - Themes from C. L. Ten
Start Date of Conference12/10/2018
End Date of Conference13/10/2018
Place of ConferenceThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsPunishment, self-defense, provocation, battered women syndrome, C. L. Ten, enemies of people

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