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STANDING YOUR GROUND IN TENNESSEE: EXPLAINING THE EXPANSION OF A NATIONAL SELF-DEFENSE TREND IN TENNESSEE LAW

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dc.contributor.advisor Selva, Lance en_US
dc.contributor.author Harrington, Daniel Durell en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:56:59Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:56:59Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11-14 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3611
dc.description.abstract In the last two decades a legal trend known as "Stand Your Ground" has emerged, serving to expand on an English common law rule known as the "Castle doctrine." Stand Your Ground laws negate the Castle doctrine's central concept of a "duty to retreat" before the use of lethal force to protect oneself. This thesis will compare national laws, court cases, and trends to Tennessee and examine if "Stand Your Ground" laws have been found to affect violent crime and homicides. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.title STANDING YOUR GROUND IN TENNESSEE: EXPLAINING THE EXPANSION OF A NATIONAL SELF-DEFENSE TREND IN TENNESSEE LAW en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Montgomery, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Shulman, William en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Criminology en_US
dc.description.degree M.C.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Criminal Justice Administration en_US


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