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Inter-gender murder in NSW, 1901–1955: Reconsidering the laws of the fraternity

Strange, Carolyn; Fraser, Fiona; Payne, Collin

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Contemporary studies that focus on intimate homicide assume that patterns of policing, prosecution and punishment were uniformly disadvantageous to women before feminist activists intervened in the 1970s. This article tests that assumption by drawing on the Prosecution Project’s digitisation of Australian criminal trial records. Using this resource, we selected all prosecutions (n ¼ 314) of men for murders of women and of women for murders of men in New South Wales, from Federation (1901) to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/274539
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
DOI: 10.1177/0004865820978699

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