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Murderess or Miscarriage of Justice? A Case of Husband Poisoning in Early Federation New South Wales

Strange, Carolyn; Hetherington, Les

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Scholarship on women and homicide has focused increasingly on the ways in which race, class, ethnicity, and sexual identity intersect to produce patterns of severity and leniency toward women accused of murder. However, prosecutions of individuals rarely hook neatly into such matrices. This article uses an alleged instance of husband poisoning in early Federation New South Wales to illustrate the capacity of case studies to illuminate the contingencies of capital justice. Far from an instance...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorStrange, Carolyn
dc.contributor.authorHetherington, Les
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-11T23:48:01Z
dc.identifier.issn1031-461X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/227129
dc.description.abstractScholarship on women and homicide has focused increasingly on the ways in which race, class, ethnicity, and sexual identity intersect to produce patterns of severity and leniency toward women accused of murder. However, prosecutions of individuals rarely hook neatly into such matrices. This article uses an alleged instance of husband poisoning in early Federation New South Wales to illustrate the capacity of case studies to illuminate the contingencies of capital justice. Far from an instance of women's lethal violence springing from male abuse, or a straightforward example of the patriarchal legal system at work, Jane Hetherington's conviction was a likely miscarriage of justice.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.rights© 2020 Australian Historical Studies
dc.sourceAustralian Historical Studies
dc.titleMurderess or Miscarriage of Justice? A Case of Husband Poisoning in Early Federation New South Wales
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume51
dc.date.issued2020
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu6269649xPUB1021
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB16306
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationStrange, Carolyn, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHetherington, Leslie, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage299
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage323
local.identifier.doi10.1080/1031461X.2020.1756876
local.identifier.absseo950503 - Understanding Australia's Past
local.identifier.absseo940403 - Criminal Justice
dc.date.updated2020-11-15T07:28:04Z
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