Tag Archives: provocation

Homosexual panic defence

A good post by Lorenzo on the “homosexual panic defence” and what it means for the status of women and gay men. Please go and read it. I would add that homosexual panic defence has become an issue again after a recent case in Queensland where one of the defendants attempted unsuccessfully to claim the […]

Keep your sticky fingers off our legal system, thanks

In light of the SNP’s election win on May 5, this should come as no surprise: The Scottish cabinet is taking action to stop the UK Supreme Court in London getting involved in criminal cases north of the border. SNP ministers said the independence of Scotland’s legal system must be defended in the wake of several […]

A sense of entitlement

Here in Melbourne, I’ve been rather freaked out by the trial and sentencing of Arthur Freeman, a man who threw his four-year-old daughter Darcey off the Westgate Bridge on what was to be her first day of school on 29 January 2009. For non-Melburnians, the Westgate Bridge is a massive expanse spanning the Yarra River […]