Hastings Law Journal


The doctrines of impelled perpetration-inexcusable choice, duress, necessity, and choice of evils-concern the excuse of acts committed under compulsion. This Article examines each of the doctrines of impelled perpetration and concludes that this field of law comprises situations so variable that specific rules and exceptions are of little use. Finally, the Article recommends the use of a reasonable person standard to excuse acts precipitated by a broader range of coercive conduct.

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