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Evaluating Police Uses of Force

Seth W. Stoughton, Jeffrey J. Noble, and Geoffrey P. Alpert

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479814657
eISBN:
9781479830480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814657.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The use of force by police has proven to be a challenging and divisive issue in the United States, and for good reason. Philosophically, the government’s use of violence against community members is ... More


The Role and Legitimacy of Police in the Liberal Polity

Luke William Hunt

in The Retrieval of Liberalism in Policing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190904999
eISBN:
9780190905026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190904999.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins with a broad introduction to the police by pursuing the seemingly simple question: What do the police do, and why do they have authority to do it? After sketching several aspects of ... More


Discriminate Death-Dealing: Who May Kill Whom, and How?

Annette C. Baier

in Reflections On How We Live

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199570362
eISBN:
9780191809842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570362.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on David Wiggins' theory on the ‘deontological core’ of morality that prohibits humanity to commit acts of murder, wounding, injury, plunder, or pillage. However, with the ... More


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