Murder, Gender and the Media: Narratives of Dangerous Love

Monckton-Smith, Jane (2012) Murder, Gender and the Media: Narratives of Dangerous Love. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 978-0230271906

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Abstract

This volume is a shocking insight into the way the idea of romantic love can justify and excuse the killing of women by their spouses and partners, and lead to sympathy and reduced prison sentences for the killers. The author explores how stories of domestic homicide and love are told in the news, by the police, and in the courts, drawing from the reporting of 72 cases which happened in just one twelve month period. The findings make compelling reading and are important in understanding how we respond to domestic abuse and violence more generally, making clear the need to listen to victims more closely both before and after death. The book also includes a personal account of the aftermath of a double murder which was pivotal to the introduction of Domestic Homicide Reviews in the UK in April 2011.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Domestic homicide; domestic violence;Coersive control
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2015 16:09
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 08:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2946

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