Defences to Homicide: Options Paper

The Defences to Homicide: Options Paper was released in September 2003 and received 32 submissions.  

The paper identifies a range of possible changes to the current defences to homicide, including restriction or abolition of provocation, and widening the ambit of self-defence to make it easier for people who kill in response to long-term violence to rely on this defence. It includes research conducted by the Commission into homicide prosecutions in Victoria between July 1997 and June 2001.

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Place of publication: 
Melbourne
Publisher : 
Victorian Law Reform Commission
Date published: 
01 Sep 2003
Number of pages: 
308

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