Policies relating to the use of lethal force by the state cover a wide range of circumstances, ranging from routine police procedures for dealing with physically dangerous and perhaps deranged individuals to sophisticated actions by trained specialists to prevent major terrorist activities. The former may be considered routine while the latter may be viewed as exceptional. If, indeed, shoot to kill policies in the context of anti-terrorist procedures are not, any longer, to be considered 'exceptional', in the sense of unusual, then there are important points to be raised about how legitimating these measures can be handled in a way that confirms to, rather than opts out of, the rule of law
|Title of host publication||Shooting to kill|
|Subtitle of host publication||Socio-legal perspectives on the use of lethal force|
|Editors||Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani, Saskia Hufnagel|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Campbell, T. (2012). The rule of law, legal positivism and states of emergency. In S. Bronitt, M. Gani, & S. Hufnagel (Eds.), Shooting to kill: Socio-legal perspectives on the use of lethal force (1 ed., pp. 3-17). Hart Publishing.