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Murder, gender and the media : narratives of dangerous love

Author: Jane Monckton Smith
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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"This volume is a shocking insight into the way the idea of romantic love can justify and excuse the killing of women by their spouses and partners, and lead to sympathy and reduced prison sentences for the killers. The author explores how stories of domestic homicide and love are told in the news, by the police, and in the courts, drawing from the reporting of 72 cases which happened in just one twelve month  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Monckton Smith, Jane.
Murder, gender and the media.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2012011167
(OCoLC)781432544
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Monckton Smith
ISBN: 9781137007735 1137007737
OCLC Number: 793008238
Description: 1 online resource (187 pages)
Contents: Love and Intimate Femicide --
The Problem of Intimate Partner Abuse --
The Problems of Intimate Partner Femicide --
Romantic Love and Violence --
News Reporting of IPA and IPF --
Six Case Studies and Factor Analysis --
Narratives of IPF with Love --
Narratives of IPF without Love --
Forensic Narratives, Love and Homicide --
Appendices --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Jane Monckton-Smith.
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A shocking look at how the idea of romantic love can justify and excuse the killing of women by their partners, and lead to sympathy and reduced sentences for the killers. The author explores how  Read more...

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'Murder, Gender and the Media draws on original empirical research on Intimate Partner Femicide to challenge the dominant discourse of heterosexual romantic love - reinforced by the news media - Read more...

 
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