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The Resource Shooting to kill : the ethics of police and military use of lethal force, Seumas Miller

Shooting to kill : the ethics of police and military use of lethal force, Seumas Miller

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Shooting to kill : the ethics of police and military use of lethal force
Title
Shooting to kill
Title remainder
the ethics of police and military use of lethal force
Statement of responsibility
Seumas Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this book, philosopher Seumas Miller analyzes the various moral justifications and moral responsibilities involved in the use of lethal force by police and military, relying on a distinctive normative teleological account of institutional roles. Miller covers a variety of urgent and morally complex topics, including police shootings of armed offenders, police shooting of suicide-bombers, targeted killing, autonomous weapons, humanitarian armed intervention, and civilian immunity. -- Provided by publisher
  • Terrorism, the use of military force in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, and the fatal police shootings of unarmed persons have all contributed to renewed interest in the ethics of police and military use of lethal force and its moral justification. In this book, philosopher Seumas Miller analyzes the various moral justifications and moral responsibilities involved in the use of lethal force by police and military combatants, relying on a distinctive normative teleological account of institutional roles. His conception constitutes a novel alternative to prevailing reductive individualist and collectivist accounts. As Miller argues, police and military uses of lethal force are morally justified in part by recourse to fundamental natural moral rights and obligations, especially the right to personal self-defense and the moral obligation to defend the lives of innocent others. Yet the moral justification for police and military use of lethal force is to some extent role-specific. Both police officers and military combatants evidently have an institutionally-based moral duty to put themselves in harm's way to protect others. Under some circumstances, however, police have an institutionally based moral duty to use lethal force to uphold the law; and military combatants have an institutionally based moral duty to use lethal force to win wars. Two key notions in play are joint action and the natural right to self-defense. Miller uses a relational individualist theory of joint actions to construct the notion of multi-layered structures of joint action in order to explicate organizational action. He also provides a novel theory of justifiable killing in self-defense. Over the course of his book, Miller covers a variety of urgent topics, such as police shootings of armed offenders, police shooting of suicide-bombers, targeted killing, autonomous weapons, humanitarian armed intervention, and civilian immunity. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Seumas
Dewey number
172/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7924
LC item number
.M553 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police ethics
  • Military ethics
  • Police shootings
  • Combat
  • Public safety
  • National security
  • Tötung
  • Gewalt
  • Polizei
  • Militär
  • Ethik
  • Legitimität
  • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  • PHILOSOPHY / Social
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
Label
Shooting to kill : the ethics of police and military use of lethal force, Seumas Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Morally permissible use of lethal force: a taxonomy -- Killing in self-defense -- Police officers, regular soldiers and normative institutional analysis -- Police use of lethal force -- Police use of lethal force and suicide bombers -- Military use of lethal force -- Civilian immunity -- Humanitarian armed intervention -- Targeted killing -- Autonomous weapons and moral responsibility -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn946725982
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780190626136
Lccn
2016010572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190626143
  • (OCoLC)946725982
Label
Shooting to kill : the ethics of police and military use of lethal force, Seumas Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Morally permissible use of lethal force: a taxonomy -- Killing in self-defense -- Police officers, regular soldiers and normative institutional analysis -- Police use of lethal force -- Police use of lethal force and suicide bombers -- Military use of lethal force -- Civilian immunity -- Humanitarian armed intervention -- Targeted killing -- Autonomous weapons and moral responsibility -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn946725982
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780190626136
Lccn
2016010572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190626143
  • (OCoLC)946725982

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