Punishing femicide: Criminal justice responses to the killing of women over four decades

  title={Punishing femicide: Criminal justice responses to the killing of women over four decades},
  author={Myrna Dawson},
  journal={Current Sociology},
  pages={1016 - 996}
  • M. Dawson
  • Published 1 November 2016
  • Sociology
  • Current Sociology
The way in which nation states respond to femicide has become the focus of much attention in the past decade. The establishment of specialized police and prosecution units has been recommended and some countries have implemented specific legislation or criminal offences specific to femicide. Part of the challenge in moving beyond these legislative and policy initiatives is the dearth of reliable data that show how states are actually punishing crimes of femicide on the ground. Using data that… 

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