This article was first published at The Conversation on the 29th May 2013
Research published last week revealed that from November 2005 to September 2012, 18 of the 22 cases of defensive homicide in Victoria resulted from homicides perpetrated by a male offender upon a male victim.
Just one case during this period involved a male perpetrator and a female victim. In contrast to the dominant use of the offence by males, there have been just three female offenders convicted of defensive homicide in the first seven years of the offence’s operation.
For the full article, please see: https://theconversation.com/legitimising-lethal-male-violence-why-defensive-homicide-needs-to-be-abolished-14578