Introduction The law of “Stand Your Ground” deals with a self-defense law which is for giving the individual rights for making use of deadly force which are for defending themselves without any kind of requirement of evading or retreating from any dangerous situation. Stand Your Ground is a law which places non obligation at all on the potential victims of any crime for retreating and calling the law enforcement personnel. This research is going to deal with the particular law of “Stand Your Ground law”; this is going to be done by getting an understanding of its impact on the homicides due to the firearm assaults.
Problem Statement Stand Your Ground is a very highly argued matter and is a matter of concern for the governing bodies for past many years. There have been a series of researches in these regards and there is a need of exploring the area even more. Through this particular paper, the researcher is going to fill the gap identified by making the research findings aligned with previously conducted research works. Thesis Statement There is a significant impact of Stand Your Ground laws on the homicides due to the firearm assaults.
Purpose of the Study In this paper, the researcher is going to examine the impact of Stand Your Ground laws on the homicides which are because of the firearm assaults. Through this research work, the researcher will be able to identify the causal impact of the Stand Your Ground laws through employing a difference in difference; this will be done by exploiting the variations across the United States. Research Questions 1. What is the impact of Stand Your Ground laws on the homicides due to the firearm assaults?
2. Is the affect found is significant for its stake holders? Literature Review In the study by McClellan and Tekin, (2012) monthly data from the United States Vital Statistics for examining that how Stand Your Ground laws might be affective over the homicides and firearm injuries. In this particular study, the research has analyzed exploiting variation in between the effective date of the particular laws which have been applied is different States of U. S. over the time.
The results of this study have shown that these laws are associated with a very significant level increase in a huge number of homicides among the whites, much specifically in the males. There is no consistent evidence found in order to suggest that the laws have increased the homicides among the blacks in United States. Further it can be stated that the findings of this study have raised a serious doubt adjacent to the arguments which were that the Stand Your Ground laws are a safer option for the public.
In another study the Stand Your Ground laws has been depicted as a disparately impact on the African Americans and also various other sets of other minorities of United States. The laws adversely affect minority defendants and victims. The statistical data indicates that these laws do not make communities safer. All of these of laws must be reformed post haste before the blood of the next Trayvon Martin is on the hands of the American people. Till the end, it was encouraged that state legislators to consider adopting our proposed Model Legislation (Anonymous, 2012).
Methodology Here, the researcher is going to conduct the study by relying on the discussions which are previously discussed in the particular context. Researcher is going to the whole study by analysis so many previous research works which have been conducted before through making use of content data analysis. Expected Results Researcher is expecting that by the end of this research, results which will be found through the research conduction will be really helpful for the area of concern.
The result will be making the Stand Your Ground laws even more clearly understood, and this is how a good contribution will be made. References Anonymous, (2012). “STAND YOUR GROUND”: History, Development, and Significance of the Trayvon Martin Case. Retrieved from: http://www. nblsa. org/_files/live/NBLSA_Stand_Your_Ground_(White_Paper). pdf McClellan, C. B. , & Tekin, E. (2012). Stand Your Ground Laws, Homicides, and Injuries (No. w18187). National Bureau of Economic Research. Bottom of Form. Retrieved from: http://ftp. iza. org/dp6705. pdf.