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  1. Policing the Gaps: Legitimacy, Special Obligations, and Omissions in Law Enforcement.Katerina Hadjimatheou & Christopher Nathan - forthcoming - Criminal Law and Philosophy:1-21.
    The ethics of policing currently neglects to provide a framework for analysing the morality of deliberate inactions to prevent harm, even though these are often adopted tactically by police as a means of preventing greater harms. In this paper we argue that police have special moral obligations to prevent harm, grounded both in a contractarian account of police legitimacy and in the interpersonal morality of associations and that police are morally culpable for failures to fulfil these special obligations when these (...)
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  • Harm Principles.James Edwards - 2014 - Legal Theory 20 (4):253-285.
    Much time has been spent arguing about the soundness of But in the philosophical literature there is no single such principle; there are many harm principles. And many objections pressed against are objections to only some of these principles. The first half of this paper draws a number of distinctions between harm principles. It then argues that each harm principle is compatible with many other principles that impose limits on the law, including but not limited to other harm principles. The (...)
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