A crime of self-defense: Bernhard Goetz and the law on trial

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Free Press, 1988 - Law - 253 pages
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Discusses the Bernhard Goetz case, examines the legal and ethical issues, and reviews the concept of self-defence

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An infuriating and facinating read about a trial that should have gone another way. Berhard Goetz is pathetic and a murderer, who's defense lawyers massacred the incompetent prosecuters in his trial ... Read full review


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George P. Fletcher, the Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia University, is one of the preeminent scholars of criminal law in the English language. His Rethinking Criminal Law (2000 OUP) and The Grammar of Criminal Law: American, Comparative, and International (2007 OUP) are regarded as
the leading works in the theory of criminal law and comparative criminal law.
Jens David Ohlin is an expert in international criminal law and has published articles on subjects ranging from genocide, war crimes, conspiracy, international law and human rights. He holds both a law degree and a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University, where he currently teaches.