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The Choice of Evils and the Collisions of Theory

Marc O. DeGirolami

in Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752232
eISBN:
9780199895342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752232.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the relationship of retributivism to “choice of evils” defense: If an actor must either break the law or allow something terrible to happen, the actor who breaks the law may be ... More


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