Provocation in New South Wales: The need for abolition

  title={Provocation in New South Wales: The need for abolition},
  author={Kate Fitz‐Gibbon},
  journal={Australian \& New Zealand Journal of Criminology},
  pages={194 - 213}
  • Kate Fitz‐Gibbon
  • Published 18 July 2012
  • Political Science, Law
  • Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Over the past two decades significant debate has emerged surrounding the operation of the partial defence of provocation. Such debates have led to its abolition in several Australian and international jurisdictions where Government and Law Commission bodies have argued that provocation has operated in a gender biased way that is no longer reflective of community values and expectations of justice. In contrast to the Australian states of Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia, who have… 

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