Legal responses to one-punch homicide in Victoria: understanding the impact of law reform
reportposted on 2018-12-12, 03:16 authored by Kate Fitz-GibbonKate Fitz-Gibbon
The adequacy or otherwise of legal responses to ‘one-punch’ homicides has animated significant debate and law reform activity. This project is the first to critically analyse whether Victorian homicide laws enabled a just response to one-punch homicides prior to the 2014 reforms and to examine relevant stakeholder views of current legal practices and future needs for reform in this area. This report engages with questions of state-wide significance and generates an evidence base to benefit legal practice and future reform in Victoria as well as in other Australian state and territory jurisdictions and comparable international jurisdictions.