Carla Spivack, ‘Killers Shouldn’t Inherit From Their Victims … Or Should They?’

Abstract:
The article offers a profound reassessment of so-called “Slayer Rules,” laws that, in most states, bar killers from inheriting from their victims. For the first time in the literature, this piece questions the underlying rationale for these rules by examining the context of family violence and mental illness in which these killing occur, and argues that, given that context, they are often neither legally nor morally justified …

Carla Spivack. 2012. “Killers Shouldn’t Inherit From Their Victims … Or Should They?“. ExpressO, BePress.

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