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Legal Responses to One Punch Homicide in Victoria: Understanding the impact of law reform

This research project was the first to critically analyse whether Victorian homicide laws enabled a just response to one punch homicides prior to 2014 reforms.

The research findings by Kate Fitz-Gibbon of Monash University have contributed to improved understandings of the reforms required nationally to improve legal responses to alcohol-fuelled violence.

Combining in-depth interviews with case analysis, the research examines both the outcomes of the law (in terms of conviction and sentencing) as well as the process and practice of the law in reaching those outcomes.



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