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The Resource Sex, culpability, and the defence of provocation, Danielle Tyson

Sex, culpability, and the defence of provocation, Danielle Tyson

Label
Sex, culpability, and the defence of provocation
Title
Sex, culpability, and the defence of provocation
Statement of responsibility
Danielle Tyson
Title variation
Sex, culpability, and the defense of provocation
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The partial defence of provocation is one of the most controversial doctrines within the criminal law. It has now been abolished in a number of international jurisdictions. Addressing the trajectory of debates about reform of the provocation defence across different jurisdictions, Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation considers the construction and representation of subjectivity and sexual difference in legal narrations of intimate partner homicide. Undeniably, the most vexing exculpatory cultural narrative of our times is that of a woman 'asking for it'. This book explores how the process of judgment in a criminal trial involves not only the drawing of inferences from the facts of a particular case, but also operates to deliver a narrative. Law, it is argued, constructs a narrative of how the female body incites male violence. And, pursuing an approach that is informed by socio-legal studies, literary theory and feminist theories of the body, Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation considers how this narrative is constructed via a range of discursive practices that position woman as a threat to masculine norms of propriety and autonomy. Once we have a clear understanding of the significance of narrative in legal decision-making, we can then formulate textual strategies of resistance to the violence of law's victim-blaming narratives by rewriting them
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DLC
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Tyson, Danielle
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Discourses of law
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  • Provocation (Criminal law)
  • Criminal liability (International law)
  • Justification (Law)
  • Defense (Criminal procedure)
  • Women
Label
Sex, culpability, and the defence of provocation, Danielle Tyson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780415560177
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2011052173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)769323272
Label
Sex, culpability, and the defence of provocation, Danielle Tyson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780415560177
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2011052173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)769323272

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