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Record ID: a8dd0f09-64cf-4db5-9d05-b313ee3e3489
Type: Journal Article
Title: Homicide law reform in Victoria, Australia
Other Titles: British journal of criminology
Authors: Pickering, Sharon
Fitz-Gibbon, Kate
Keywords: Homicide;Criminal justice responses;Policy;Legislation analysis
Year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: 52 (1), January 2012
Notes:  This article reports the findings of a study which interviewed 31 members of the Victorian judiciary, homicide prosecutors, practicing defence counsel and key stakeholders about the homicide law reforms in Victoria. The study specifically examines the impact of 2005 reforms which abolished partial defence of provocation and installed a new offence of defensive homicide as means to address the experiences of women who kill their partners in the context of intimate partner violence. The article details the reform process and initial results. This is followed by a critical analysis of the effectiveness of the reforms, concluding that the results for female victims of partner violence are mixed.
ISSN: 1464-3529
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