Use of Force and Home Safety: An Impact Assessment of Oklahoma’s Stand Your Ground Law

  title={Use of Force and Home Safety: An Impact Assessment of Oklahoma’s Stand Your Ground Law},
  author={Mitchell B. Chamlin and Andrea E. Krajewski},
  journal={Deviant Behavior},
  pages={237 - 245}
ABSTRACT Subsequent to Florida’s enactment of the first castle doctrine law in 2005, no less than 22 additional states have passed some sort of legislation that allows civilians to use deadly force to protect their property from violent and nonviolent offenders. Given the pervasiveness of these legislative acts, it becomes increasing important to find out whether or not they achieve their manifest goal of reducing the amount of crime within a jurisdiction. Toward this end, we employ interrupted… 

RETRACTED: The Impact of the Castle Doctrine on Crime Rates in Texas: Policy Recommendations and Public Health Implications

  • Amrita G Shenoy
  • Law
    Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education
  • 2019
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