Association Between Enactment of a "Stand Your Ground" Self-defense Law and Unlawful Homicides in Florida

JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 1;177(10):1523-1524. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3433.


This study analyzes data on homicides to evaluate changes in the number of justifiable and unlawful homicides in Florida following the enactment of a “stand your ground” law.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Firearms / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Florida
  • Homicide / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Homicide / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Wounds, Gunshot / epidemiology*