Oct 1, 2015
It was a case that divided the nation. In December of 1984, Bernhard Goetz shot four men in a New York subway who were trying to mug him. How much abuse does a crime victim have to take before he can retaliate or defend himself? What is the right level of force in retaliation? We will discuss the ethical line around protecting oneself from crime and the criteria for assessing the situation when making judgments.