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No duty to retreat [electronic resource] : violence and values in American history and society / Richard Maxwell Brown.

Author/Creator:
Brown, Richard Maxwell.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (279 p.)
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Subjects:
Violence -- United States -- History.
Values -- United States -- History.
United States -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
A discussion of crime, law and society in the USA, which demonstrates that surges in crime since the 1950's have coincided with the emergence of the post-industrial society. It examines the growing popularity of the concept that persons under physical attack have the right to defend themselves.
Contents:
Contents; 1 No Duty to Retreat in Law and the American Mind; 2 The Gunfighter: The Reality Behind the Myth; 3 California Conflict and the American Dream; 4 The Persistence of No Duty to Retreat: Crime, Law, and Society in America from the 1850's to the Present; 5 Conclusion: No Duty to Retreat in Retrospect and Prospect; Notes; Index;
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-251) and index.
ISBN:
0-19-028143-X
1-280-52338-7
0-19-802143-7
1-4294-0736-0
OCLC:
466426882