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Is Killing Wrong?: A Study in Pure Sociology

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"Thou shalt not kill" is arguably the most basic moral and legal principle in any society. Yet while some killers are pilloried and punished, others are absolved and acquitted, and still others are lauded and lionized. Why? The traditional answer is that how killers are treated depends on the nature of their killing, whether it was aggressive or defensive, intentional or a ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 7th 2009 by University of Virginia Press (first published 2009)
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