When is Deadly Force Self-Defense a Legal Defense to Homicide

By: Liam PD Nuhring

One of the most well-known legal defenses, the claim of self-defense, if successfully asserted and proven, acts as a justification to what would otherwise be considered criminal activity. This brief identifies the variance among state jurisdictions in determining what constitutes self-defense. Issues relevant to homicide researchers are also addressed. To read the brief, click here.