Homicide Law Reform and the “Implementation Effect”: Examining the unintended consequences of reforming the law of provocation in Australia and the UK
|Starts:||16:00 19 Feb 2014|
|Ends:||17:00 19 Feb 2014|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
This seminar will examine what has been termed, by Rosemary Hunter, the “implementation effect”. This is the notion that once implemented law reform can have a range of intended and unintended consequences. In examining the divergent approaches taken to reforming the law of provocation in Australia and the UK, the presentation will consider three key issues - (1) the manipulation of alternative categories to homicide post?implementation, (2) the continued legal legitimisation of lethal violence post-reform and (3) the over complication of the law. It is argued that in many instances these unintended effects of law reform can serve to obscure the original intent of the reforms implemented.
Organisation: Deakin University, Australia/Oxford University
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