Jacob Gordon on Gang Violence & Just War Theory
In this episode, Jacob Gordon, a recent graduate of Harvard Law School, discusses his draft article "Gang Violence and Just War Theory." Gordon begins by explaining the basic premises of just war theory. He then describes common features of gangs, and how they often track with the features considered by just war theory. He argues that concepts drawn from just war theory can help us better understand the relative culpability of gang members for gang violence, and argues that gang participation should mitigate moral culpability for violence, at least in some circumstances.
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