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Restructuring the Homicide Offences to Tackle Violence, Discrimination and Drugs in a Modern Society

By C. Elliott and C. de Than

Abstract

This article argues that the current law on homicide fails to satisfy the goal of “fair labelling” leading to an indirect risk of discrimination against vulnerable members of our society who are not being consistently recognized as the victims of a fatal crime. The case is put forward for two new rungs in the homicide ladder of “aggravated murder” and “aggravated manslaughter”, along with statutory offences which directly cater for the victims of drug homicides and domestic abuse leading to a suicide

Topics: K
Publisher: 'Informa UK Limited'
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1080/09615768.2009.11427721
OAI identifier: oai:openaccess.city.ac.uk:6701
Provided by: City Research Online

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