Reasonableness, Murder, and Modern Science

Phi Kappa Phi Journal 58 (1):24-29 (1979)
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Originally titled “Is It Murder in Tennessee to Kill a Chimpanzee,” this article argues in some detail that typical legal definitions of “murder” as involving the intentional killing of “a reasonable being” would require classifying the intentional killing of chimpanzees as murder.

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Rem B. Edwards
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


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