Myrna Dawson’s ongoing research on intimacy, homicide and punishment was published this month in the Australia & New Zealand Journal of Criminology. Dawson’s research which focuses on the Canadian context was one of eight articles highlighted in a special issue that examines legal responses to lethal violence. Other contributions focused on Australia, England and Wales, and New Zealand. Special issue editors stated “there is much ongoing debate about the boundaries of homicide, relevant laws, and their effects, and the divergent directions of law reform.” Contributions underpin key recent debates and developments in homicide law reform internationally, including gendered violence. Dawson spent part of 2011 and 2012 as a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne, and the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, where she continued to develop an international project on intimacy, violence and the law. The special issue is now available online at: http://anj.sagepub.com/content/current.
December 17, 2012