A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial / Edition 2

A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial / Edition 2

by George P. Fletcher
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226253341

ISBN-13: 9780226253343

Pub. Date: 06/28/1990

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The popular press dubbed him "the subway vigilante": Bernhard Goetz, who on December 22, 1984, shot four black youths on a New York subway train when one of them asked for five dollars. Goetz claimed to have fired in self-defense, out of fear that the young men were about to rob him.

Overview

The popular press dubbed him "the subway vigilante": Bernhard Goetz, who on December 22, 1984, shot four black youths on a New York subway train when one of them asked for five dollars. Goetz claimed to have fired in self-defense, out of fear that the young men were about to rob him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226253343
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1990
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. A Shooting in the Subway
2. Passion and Reason in Self-Defense
3. Tolerant Reason
4. The Significance of Suffering
5. People Matter
6. Trying the Truth
7. What the Jury Saw and Heard
8. What the Jury Did Not Know
9. Perfecting the Law
10. Arguing Toward a Verdict
11. Mixed Messages
Notes
Index

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