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Women, murder, and justice

Author: Wendy Chan; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
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Women, Murder and Justice examines from a feminist perspective, the legal treatment of women who kill their partners in England. Through an exploration of Crown Prosecution Service files, an in-depth comparative examination of the circumstances in which women and men kill is provided. The book highlights gender differences in the act of murder, the criminal justice system's negotiation of these differences, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chan, Wendy, 1966-
Women, murder, and justice.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, [England] ; New York : Palgrave, 2001
(DLC) 00059128
(OCoLC)44650862
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Chan; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230596665 0230596665 1283184443 9781283184441
OCLC Number: 681923868
Description: 1 online resource (x, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Dedication --
List of Tables --
List of Figures --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Contextualising Domestic Homicides --
Methodology and Overview of the Cases --
Homicide, Intention and Responsibility --
Gender, Murder and Madness --
Access to Self-defence and Provocation --
Legal Reform --
Negotiating Gender Difference in the Criminal Justice System --
Endnotes --
Appendix: Case Summaries --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Wendy Chan.
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Women, Murder and Justice examines from a feminist perspective, the legal treatment of women who kill their partners in England. The book highlights gender differences in the act of murder, the  Read more...

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'This book should be read by everyone interested in women, aggression, violence, murder and the criminal justice system.' - Eleanor Hubbard, Contemporary Sociology

 
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