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Homicide Law Reform, Gender and the Provocation Defence

A Comparative Perspective

Authors: Fitz-Gibbon, Kate

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This book critically examines the operation of the partial defence of provocation in a range of comparative international jurisdictions. Centrally concerned with conceptual questions of gender, justice and the role of denial in the criminal justice system, Fitz-Gibbon explores the divergent approaches taken to reforming the law of provocation.

About the authors

Kate Fitz-Gibbon is a Lecturer in Criminology at Deakin University, Australia. Her research focuses on legal responses to lethal violence and effects of criminal law reform in Australian and international jurisdictions. She has advised government bodies on the law of homicide in several Australian jurisdictions and has published on homicide law reform in leading criminology and law journals.

Reviews

'In this outstanding work, Kate Fitz-Gibbon explains, in fascinating detail, how legislatures across the globe have struggled to adapt the provocation defence to the modern world. Fitz-Gibbon brings the issue of gender to the fore, in deconstructing and reconstructing a defence to murder long criticised for its leniency towards men who kill in anger.' - Professor Jeremy Horder

Department of Law, London School of Economics, UK

"This is an important study of diversity in the evolution of the law of criminal homicide as legislatures respond to the continuing crisis in intimate partner homicides. It is unique in Australian criminal law scholarship in its reliance on the comparative experience of judges, prosecutors, defenders and law reformers in England, Victoria and New South Wales." - Ian Leader-Elliott

Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia School of Law and Emeritus Fellow, Adelaide University School of Law, Australia

"This book, rooted in exemplary research, offers a unique opportunity for all those involved in criminology and the criminal justice process to think hard about the persistence of gendered thinking and the limitations that poses for those likely to be in receipt of the strongest sentences a court can impose. It will become a landmark text on this issue: deservedly so." - Sandra Walklate,

Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology, University of Liverpool, UK


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Partial Defence of Provocation

    Fitz-Gibbon, Kate

    Pages 1-21

  • Male Honour and the Provocation Defence

    Fitz-Gibbon, Kate

    Pages 25-42

  • Jealous Men and Provocative Women

    Fitz-Gibbon, Kate

    Pages 43-73

  • The Plight of the Provoked Battered Woman

    Fitz-Gibbon, Kate

    Pages 74-88

  • Addressing the Provocation Problem

    Fitz-Gibbon, Kate

    Pages 91-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homicide Law Reform, Gender and the Provocation Defence
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35755-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137357557
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35754-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47080-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 315
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