Jealous Men but Evil Women: The Double Standard in Cases of Domestic Homicide

@inproceedings{Gavin2015JealousMB,
  title={Jealous Men but Evil Women: The Double Standard in Cases of Domestic Homicide},
  author={H. Gavin},
  year={2015}
}
In 1989, Sarah Thornton killed her abusive husband with a knife, after years of abuse and threats to her daughter. She was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Also in 1989, Kiranjit Ahluwalia soaked her husband’s bedclothes with petrol and set them alight. He died from burns 10 days later, and she was subsequently convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. In 1991, Joseph McGrail kicked his alcoholic common-law wife to death whilst she lay unconscious. He walked… Expand

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