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Murder, self defence, defensive homicide? Impacts of gender and relationship

Knapp, T'Meika 2010, Murder, self defence, defensive homicide? Impacts of gender and relationship, D.Psych. (Forensic) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Murder, self defence, defensive homicide? Impacts of gender and relationship
Alternative title Exploring the treatment needs of different groups of sex offenders
Author Knapp, T'Meika
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health
Degree name D.Psych. (Forensic)
Date submitted 2010
Keyword(s) Defense (Criminal procedure) - Victoria
Homicide - Law and legislation - Victoria
Jurors - Psychology
Jury - Psychological aspects
Verdicts - Psychological aspects
Sex offenders - Rehabilitation
Sex offenders - Psychology
Summary Research focussed on recent amendments to Victorian homicide defence legislation, investigating community decisions in cases where a fatality followed an alleged sexual assualt. Findings suggest that legislation may not match community sentiment and jurors require comprehensive instructions. Further, relationship history, accused, deceased and juror gender have an impact on verdict.
Notes Degree conferred 2011.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 364.019
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035883

Document type: Thesis
Collection: Higher degree theses (citation only)
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