‘Red mist’ homicide: sexual infidelity and the English law of murder (glossing Titus Andronicus)

@article{Howe2013RedMH,
  title={‘Red mist’ homicide: sexual infidelity and the English law of murder (glossing Titus Andronicus)},
  author={A. Howe},
  journal={Legal Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={33},
  pages={407 - 430}
}
  • A. Howe
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Legal Studies
For over 300 years, criminal courts have regarded sexual infidelity as sufficiently grave provocation as to provide a warrant, indeed a ‘moral warrant’, for reducing murder to manslaughter. While the warrant has spilled over into diminished responsibility defences, wounding, grievous bodily harm and attempted murder cases, it is provocation cases that have provided the precedents enshrining a defendant's impassioned homicidal sexual infidelity tale as excusatory. Periodically, judges and law… Expand
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