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Abolishing defensive homicide will benefit female victims and offenders

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posted on 2013-10-04, 00:00 authored by Kate Fitz-Gibbon
The Victorian Department of Justice has released its long-awaited review into operation of the controversial offence of defensive homicide. The Consultation Paper proposes the offence’s abolition on the basis that it is “inherently complex”, “has no clear benefit” for women who kill in the context of family violence and has been “inappropriately” used by men who kill.

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Conversation Media Group

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Melbourne, Vic.

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