Changing provocation law could legitimise lethal acts of domestic violence

Fitz-Gibbon, Kate 2013, Changing provocation law could legitimise lethal acts of domestic violence, Sydney Morning Herald.

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Title Changing provocation law could legitimise lethal acts of domestic violence
Author(s) Fitz-Gibbon, Kate
Source title Sydney Morning Herald
Publisher Fairfax Media
Place of publication Sydney, New South Wales
Publication date 2013-10-22
Section Comment
Keyword(s) partial defence of provocation
homicide law reform
lethal violence
criminal justice
Summary The O'Farrell government must reconsider their recommendation to retain a restricted version of the controversial partial defence of provocation. The government has released a draft exposure bill recommending reform of a partial defence that has long attracted criticism and community concern. Under the proposed reform, the defence will be significantly restricted and will be renamed the "partial defence of extreme provocation".
Language eng
Field of Research 180120 Legal Institutions (incl Courts and Justice Systems)
180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
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:30057116

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