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Security Institutions, Use of Force and the State: A Moral Framework

Ford, Shannon


This thesis examines the key moral principles that should govern decision-making by police and military when using lethal force. To this end, it provides an ethical analysis of the following question: Under what circumstances, if any, is it morally justified for the agents of state-sanctioned security institutions to use lethal force, in particular the police and the military? Recent literature in this area suggests that modern conflicts involve new and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d70ebc59a0b5


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