Stand Your Ground Law Essay

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The dissension encompassing Stand Your Ground laws have recently seized the nation’s heed. So far about eighteen regimes have accepted laws extending the right to ‘self-defense with no duty to retreat’ to any region a person has a legal right to be. Several governments are also debating the passing of similar legislation. Inspite of implications that the laws may have for public well-being, there has been less empirical investigation of their impact, not only on crime but also on victimization.
This laws makes it easier for some people to use deadly force when their “reasonably fears” result in serious injury at the hands of others. In such cases, those
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The circumstances that led to the shooting and the first decision of not charging Zimmerman prompted tremendously on both the media and public attention. This moved a wave of self-defense statutes contemporarily introduced by some regimes to the forefront of jurisprudence and debates policies. These statutes, which are also known as Stand Your Ground laws, allow people to use force, including fatal force, in self- defense when there is reasonable notion of a threat, without having any duty to retreat first and foremost. Since our fore fathers, the right to defend one’s home from intruders without a duty to retreat is well protected by the principle of Castle Doctrine. From the belief that ‘a man’s home is his castle’, this notion, recognized by the law, held exception to the duty to retreat when a person face an attack from an intruder in his home.
The main difference in this wave of laws is that, they extend the “Castle Doctrine” to apply to places outside the home, such as a motor car, domicile, or any place an individual has a legal right to be at, and thus diminish or eliminate the long-standing duty to retreat. Since Florida introduced its Stand Your Ground laws in 2005, about twenty states have passed some version of a Stand Your Ground laws that

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