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Published: 08 December 2016

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780190626143

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Shooting to Kill

The Ethics of Police and Military Use of Lethal Force

Seumas Miller

  • Engages a topic of urgent contemporary concern from an ethical standpoint.
  • Makes a provocative and original argument: a novel alternative to prevailing reductive individualist and collectivist accounts. .
  • First monograph providing a comparative ethical analysis of use of lethal force by ordinary citizens, police officers and military combatants.
  • Topics covered include: police shootings of armed offenders, police shooting of suicide-bombers, targeted killing, autonomous weapons, humanitarian armed intervention and civilian immunity.
  • Tackles thorny moral justifications and moral responsibilities involved in the use of lethal force by police and military combatants.

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