Intimate Partner Homicides: “Passionate Crime” Arguments in the Portuguese Supreme Court of Justice

@article{Pontedeira2020IntimatePH,
  title={Intimate Partner Homicides: “Passionate Crime” Arguments in the Portuguese Supreme Court of Justice},
  author={C{\'a}tia Pontedeira and Jorge Quintas and Sandra Walklate},
  journal={International Annals of Criminology},
  year={2020},
  volume={58},
  pages={193 - 216}
}
Abstract Intimate partner homicides are often described as “passionate crimes”. While most sentencing studies focus on the analysis of the impact of specific characteristics of the offender, victim or the crime in sentencing, this study aims to analyse how “passionate crimes” are described in the Portuguese Supreme Court of Justice outcomes. From a qualitative analysis of 24 sentences, it is possible to conclude that passion is often related to jealousy, describing out-of-control offenders… Expand

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