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The Resource No duty to retreat : violence and values in American history and society, Richard Maxwell Brown

No duty to retreat : violence and values in American history and society, Richard Maxwell Brown

Label
No duty to retreat : violence and values in American history and society
Title
No duty to retreat
Title remainder
violence and values in American history and society
Statement of responsibility
Richard Maxwell Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No Duty to Retreat takes as its starting-point the increased popularity in American society of the old English common-law concept that a person under physical attack has the right to stand his ground, defend himself, and even kill his assailant in self-defence in certain circumstances. This doctrine came to public awareness recently when Berhard Goetz took the law into his own hands when assaulted by four youths in a New York City subway train. There is a chapter on the American as gunfighter, another on a famous vigilante case in California in the 1870s, when farmers retaliated against the Southern Pacific Railroad trying to move them off their lands, and a long chapter discussing 'crime, law, and society in America since 1930', in which Brown shows that the crime surge since the 1950s has occurred with the emergence of the Post-Industrial Society, which has left many people alienated and looking for quick solutions
Cataloging source
N$T
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Brown, Richard Maxwell
Dewey number
303.60973
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E179
LC item number
.B88 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • United States
  • Values
  • Violence
  • Valeurs (Philosophie)
  • États-Unis
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Values
  • Violence
  • United States
  • Geweld
  • Zelfverdediging
Label
No duty to retreat : violence and values in American history and society, Richard Maxwell Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-251) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No duty to retreat in law and the American mind -- The gunfighter : the reality behind the myth -- California conflict and the American dream -- The persistence of no duty to retreat : crime, law, and society in America from the 1850s to the present -- Conclusion: No duty to retreat in retrospect and prospect
Control code
72475711
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (268 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190281434
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)72475711
Label
No duty to retreat : violence and values in American history and society, Richard Maxwell Brown
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-251) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No duty to retreat in law and the American mind -- The gunfighter : the reality behind the myth -- California conflict and the American dream -- The persistence of no duty to retreat : crime, law, and society in America from the 1850s to the present -- Conclusion: No duty to retreat in retrospect and prospect
Control code
72475711
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (268 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190281434
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)72475711

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