Homicide Law Reform, Gender and the Provocation Defence

A Comparative Perspective

  • Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: The Partial Defence of Provocation

  3. The Problem of Provocation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
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      Pages 25-42
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  4. Addressing the Provocation Problem ’ Divergent Approaches to Homicide Law Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
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      Pages 91-107
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      Pages 127-149
  5. The Intended and Unintended Effects of Homicide Law Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
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      Pages 213-234
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      Pages 235-262
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-315

About this book


This book critically examines the operation of the partial defence of provocation in a range of comparative international jurisdictions. Centrally concerned with conceptual questions of gender, justice and the role of denial in the criminal justice system, Fitz-Gibbon explores the divergent approaches taken to reforming the law of provocation.


Law reform homicide gender provocation criminal justice system law jurisdictions defence criminal justice laws women

Authors and affiliations

  • Kate Fitz-Gibbon
    • 1
  1. 1.Deakin UniversityAustralia

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