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  1. Analysis of "Stand Your Ground" Self-defense Laws and Statewide Rates

    Key Points. Question Are "stand your ground" (SYG) laws associated with increases in violent deaths, and does this vary by US state?. Findings In this cohort study assessing 41 US states, SYG laws were associated with an 8% to 11% national increase in monthly rates of homicide and firearm homicide. State-level increases in homicide and firearm homicide rates reached 10% or higher for many ...

  2. No Retreat: The Impact of Stand Your Ground Laws on Violent Crime

    Abstract. Since the early 1990s, 27 states passed statutes known as "stand your ground laws" to give legal protection to citizens who use lethal force in self-defense, and 8 states have acted as de facto stand your ground states due to court rulings. Proponents of these laws believe they act as a criminal deterrent while opponents say they ...

  3. Gender and Stand Your Ground Laws: A Critical Appraisal of Existing

    This paper evaluates the existing research on Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws in terms of the extent to which it has accounted for gender. In particular, we address (a) what the available evidence suggests are the gender-based impacts of SYG laws and (b) where, how, and why considerations of gender may be missing in available studies. Keywords ...

  4. PDF Does Strengthening Self-Defense Law Deter Crime or Escalate Violence

    "stand-your-ground" laws. While the specific components vary across states, the laws eliminate the duty to retreat from a list of specified places, and often remove civil liability for those acting under the law and establish a presumption of reasonableness as to the beliefs and actions of the individual claiming self-defense.

  5. PDF "Stand your ground" laws and the demand for legal firearms

    Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws. 1. While the media has focused on several high profile cases involving SYG, academic research on thebroader effects of SYG has been limited. This paper adds to the small body of empirical literature on SYG laws by investigating the economic consequences of SYG. Specifically, this study estimates the effect of SYG on

  6. Three Questions About 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

    Ward, Cynthia V., Three Questions About 'Stand Your Ground' Laws (2020). Notre Dame Law Review Reflection Vol. 95, No. 119, 2020, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-415, Available at SSRN: ... William & Mary Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series. Subscribe to this free journal for more curated articles on this topic ...

  7. Shoot to Kill: A Critical Look at Stand Your Ground Laws

    This article takes a critical look at expanded self-defense laws, known as "Castle" or "Stand Your Ground" laws. It focuses on Florida because it passed the statute that has served as a model for other states. First, this article discusses the history and mechanics of Florida's Stand Your Ground law.

  8. Stand Your Ground Laws and Homicides

    Abstract. The controversies surrounding Stand Your Ground laws have recently captured the nation's attention. Since 2005, eighteen states have passed laws extending the right to self-defense with no duty to retreat to any place a person has a legal right to be, and several additional states are debating the adoption of similar legislation.

  9. [PDF] Stand Your Ground Laws and Homicides

    The controversies surrounding Stand Your Ground laws have recently captured the nation's attention. Since 2005, eighteen states have passed laws extending the right to self-defense with no duty to retreat to any place a person has a legal right to be, and several additional states are debating the adoption of similar legislation. Despite the implications that these laws may have for public ...

  10. [PDF] Gender and Stand Your Ground Laws: A Critical Appraisal of

    Abstract This paper evaluates the existing research on Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws in terms of the extent to which it has accounted for gender. In particular, we address (a) what the available evidence suggests are the gender-based impacts of SYG laws and (b) where, how, and why considerations of gender may be missing in available studies.

  11. PDF Stand Your Ground Laws and Homicides

    In this paper, we use monthly data from the U.S. Vital Statistics to examine how Stand Your Ground laws affect homicides. We identify the impact of these laws by exploiting variation in the implementation of these laws across states. Our results indicate that Stand Your Ground laws are associated with a significant increase in the number of

  12. (PDF) Gender and Stand Your Ground Laws: A Critical Appraisal of

    This paper evaluates the existing research on Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws in terms of the extent to which it has accounted for gender. In particular, we address (a) what the available evidence suggests are the gender-based impacts of SYG laws and

  13. [PDF] 'Stand Your Ground' Laws: International Human Rights Law

    Since the February 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin and other recent high-profile criminal cases, "Stand Your Ground" ("SYG") laws in the United States have come under intense scrutiny. Florida is ground zero for the controversy. SYG laws expand the "Castle Doctrine" — a common law doctrine by which deadly force may be used in self-defense or to prevent a forcible felony when one ...

  14. Stand Your Ground Laws, Homicides, and Injuries

    We also find that the stand your ground laws are not related to non-homicide deaths, which should not respond to gun laws. Finally, we analyze data from the Health Care Utilization Project to show that these laws are also associated with a significant increase in emergency room visits and hospital discharges related to firearm inflicted injuries.

  15. PDF Stand Your Ground Laws, Homicides, and Injuries National Bureau of

    known as Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws, allow individuals to use force, including lethal. force, in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of a threat, without having any duty. to retreat first. 3. Historically, the right to defend one's home against intruders without a duty to.

  16. Stand Your Ground Law

    Stand Your Ground Law Essay. Gun control and gun policies have always been a topic of numerous heated debates across the United States. The roots of the given issue lie in the Second Amendment, which is a lawful right of every American citizen to possess and use a firearm in the USA. Although damaging and criminal gun use is punishable by the ...

  17. Research

    The enactment of "stand your ground" laws in the United States has been controversial and their effect on rates of homicide and homicide by firearm is uncertain. The aim of this study was to estimate the impact of Florida's stand your ground law on rates of homicide and homicide by firearm. We found that the implementation of the law was ...

  18. Gender and Stand Your Ground Laws: A Critical Appraisal of Existing

    Stand Your Ground Laws and the Evolution of "Self-Defense" SYG laws are amendments to existing "Justifiable Use of Force" statutes. First introduced in Florida in 2005, they expand the geospatial and situational terms under which a person may legally use force in self-defense, by abolishing the traditional duty to retreat when a person reasonably believes they face an imminent threat ...

  19. Argumentative Essay On Stand Your Ground

    Stand Your Ground Law Research Paper 552 Words | 3 Pages. The number of lives can be greatly reduced with the implementation of Stand Your Ground Law. Without the Stand Your Ground Law it would make self-defenders more vulnerable to criminal prosecution and would likely increase the possibility of a innocent victim being injured or killed by an ...

  20. Stand Your Ground Law Research Paper

    Today the stand your ground law has a different meaning. "Research shows that the " stand your ground law" is associated with as many as 700 additional homicides nationwide each year" ( Galloway). Throughout the whole nation there are at least 700 different homicides due to the stand your ground law.