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Murder and the reasonable man [electronic resource] : passion and fear in the criminal courtroom / Cynthia Lee.

Author/Creator:
Lee, Cynthia, 1961-
Publication:
New York : New York University Press, c2003.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (383 p.)
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Subjects:
Self-defense (Law) -- United States.
Provocation (Criminal law) -- United States.
Murder -- United States.
Judicial process -- Social aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
A man murders his wife after she has admitted her infidelity; another man kills an openly gay teammate after receiving a massage; a third man, white, goes for a jog in a "bad" neighborhood, carrying a pistol, and shoots an African American teenager who had his hands in his pockets. When brought before the criminal justice system, all three men argue that they should be found "not guilty"; the first two use the defense of provocation, while the third argues he used his gun in self-defense. Drawing upon these and similar cases, Cynthia Lee shows how two well-established, traditional criminal law
Contents:
Female infidelity
Unreasonable women, gay men, and men of color
Gay panic
Culture and crime
An overview of the doctrine of self-defense
Race and self-defense
Race and police use of deadly force
The elusive meaning of reasonableness
Toward a normative conception of reasonableness
The act-emotion distinction.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-364) and index.
ISBN:
0-8147-6514-9
0-8147-5283-7
1-4175-8828-4
OCLC:
779828169