Abolishing defensive homicide offence essential

Fitz-Gibbon, Kate 2013, Abolishing defensive homicide offence essential, The Age.

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Title Abolishing defensive homicide offence essential
Author(s) Fitz-Gibbon, Kate
Source title The Age
Publisher Fairfax Media
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2013-10-04
Section Opinion
ISSN 0312-6307
Keyword(s) defensive homicide
law reform
homicide law
lethal violence
Summary The Victorian government's proposal to abolish the offence of defensive homicide is a welcome step forward for a law that has been plagued by controversy since the abolition in 2005 of the partial defence of provocation. The offence of defensive homicide was introduced in November 2005 in response to concerns that the abolition of provocation would disadvantage those who killed in response to prolonged family violence.
Language eng
Field of Research 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
180119 Law and Society
Socio Economic Objective 940405 Law Reform
HERDC Research category M Media article
Copyright notice ©2013, Fairfax Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30056575

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