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Dying

Tony Fitzpatrick

in Applied ethics and social problems: Moral questions of birth, society and death

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348609
eISBN:
9781447301479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348609.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Is euthanasia justified and, if so, when? Answering this question is the main concern of this chapter. Euthanasia implies deliberately assisting someone to die in order to benefit that person. It has ... More


Euthanasia: different moves towards punitive permissiveness

Caroline Preidel and Christoph Knill

in On the Road to Permissiveness?: Change and Convergence of Moral Regulation in Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198743989
eISBN:
9780191803987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743989.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter shows that European countries developed highly different regulations of euthanasia ranging from its prohibition to the permission of passive euthanasia, assisted suicide, or even active ... More


Euthanasia Under the Criminal Law

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines the present state of criminal law in the United Kingdom and other common law jurisdictions regarding the practice of active and passive euthanasia. Despite the similarities ... More


Legal Form and Moral Judgement: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Alan Norrie

in The Structures of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199644315
eISBN:
9780191732249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644315.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

The ethical formalism at the core of criminal law concepts of responsibility plays an important role in permitting courts to make moral decisions without appearing to do so in cases of euthanasia. ... More


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