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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Nemerov on Race and Stand-Your-Ground Laws

Howard Ross Nemerov has posted Are Stand Your Ground Laws Racist? on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Contrary to anti-self-defense rhetoric, blacks are treated equably in Stand Your Ground states. Comprehensive examination of FBI Supplemental Homicide data shows that in Stand Your Ground States:

• There has been no significant increase in black justifiable homicide victims.

• Black defenders account for a higher percent of justifiable homicides.

• Since enactment, Black defenders account for a higher percent of all justifiable defenses against white attackers.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2018/09/nemerov-on-race-and-stand-your-ground-laws.html

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