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Femicide and the Law
American Criminal Doctrines

ISBN 9780367589981
Published August 14, 2020 by Routledge
166 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores femicide, and scrutinizes the three key American criminal doctrines usually applied in its cases: provocation; the felony murder rule; self-defence. The book also explores the influence of the American Model Penal Code, and proposes, connected to the various criminal doctrines applicable to femicide, a focused and detailed amendment to the Code containing unique features and a formula providing a socio-legal response to issues that the author believes have not yet been adequately addressed. Though primarily focused on femicide in America, the issues discussed are of global relevance due to the tragically widespread nature of femicide, and the book also makes significant contributions to the legal discourse of many other countries with similar legal structures.

Table of Contents

1: Preface;  2: Acknowledgements;  3: Introduction;  4: Chapter 1: Femicide and Related American Criminal Doctrines: A Preliminary Overview;  5: Chapter 2: "Either Mine or Dead": Intimate Partner Femicide and the American Criminal Doctrine of Provocation;  6: Chapter 3: "The Straw that Broke the Camel's Back": Assaultive-Femicide and the American Felony-Murder Rule;  7: Chapter 4: "To Kill or be Killed, (When) that is the Question": Femicide and the American Criminal Doctrine of Self Defence;  8: Chapter 5: Preventing Femicide: Proposed Statutory Amendments to the American Model Penal Code;  9: Index

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Dr Hava Dayan is Head of the MA Program in Crime, Law and Society, School of Criminology, University of Haifa, Israel