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UNODC: Global Study on Homicide

UNODC: Global Study on Homicide | Homicide | Scoop.it
Global Study on Homicide 2013 seeks to shed light on the worst of crimes - the 'unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person.' In 2012, intentional homicide took the lives of almost half a million people. The study of intentional homicide is relevant not only because it is the study of the ultimate crime, whose ripple effect goes far beyond the initial loss of human life, but because lethal violence can create a climate of fear and uncertainty. Intentional homicide also victimizes the family and community of the victim, who can be considered secondary victims, and when justice is not served, impunity can lead to further victimization in the form of the denial of the basic human right to justice.
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Saudi preacher jailed for 8 years for raping, killing daughter

Saudi preacher jailed for 8 years for raping, killing daughter | Homicide | Scoop.it
A Saudi court sentences a preacher convicted of raping and killing his five-year-old daughter to eight years in prison.
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Abolishing defensive homicide will benefit female victims and offenders

Abolishing defensive homicide will benefit female victims and offenders | Homicide | Scoop.it
The Victorian Department of Justice has released its long-awaited review into operation of the controversial offence of defensive homicide.
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Judgment on challenge to Rayney's acquittal of murdering his wife to be handed down next week - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Judgment on challenge to Rayney's acquittal of murdering his wife to be handed down next week - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Homicide | Scoop.it
The Court of Appeal will hand down its judgment on Monday on the appeal against the not guilty verdict in the murder trial of former Perth lawyer Lloyd Rayney.
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Crime of such nature requires exemplary punishment: Court - Daily News & Analysis

Crime of such nature requires exemplary punishment: Court - Daily News & Analysis | Homicide | Scoop.it
Indian Express Crime of such nature requires exemplary punishment: Court Daily News & Analysis After almost nine months day-to-day trial, Delhi's fast track court on Friday awarded death penalty to the four convicts in the December 16 gang rape and...
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Family urge police to launch homicide investigation into Nadine Haag's death after coroner's open finding - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Family urge police to launch homicide investigation into Nadine Haag's death after coroner's open finding - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Homicide | Scoop.it
The family of a woman found dead in her Sydney apartment almost four years ago are calling for a full homicide investigation into her death following a coroner's recent open finding.
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Fox Injects Race Into Crime That Officials Tell Fox Shows No Racial Motive - Media Matters for America

Fox Injects Race Into Crime That Officials Tell Fox Shows No Racial Motive - Media Matters for America | Homicide | Scoop.it
Fox Injects Race Into Crime That Officials Tell Fox Shows No Racial Motive Media Matters for America Fox News has continually injected race into its coverage of the murder of Oklahoma college student Christopher Lane, despite law enforcement's...
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Dam death dad Farquharson goes to High Court to challenge murder conviction - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Dam death dad Farquharson goes to High Court to challenge murder conviction - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Homicide | Scoop.it
Lawyers for a Victorian man who killed his three sons by driving into a dam are taking the case to the highest court in Australia.
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Big reward offered over gang-related murder of Jason De Ieso at Adelaide workshop - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Big reward offered over gang-related murder of Jason De Ieso at Adelaide workshop - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Homicide | Scoop.it
One of the biggest murder rewards offered in South Australia has been posted for information leading to an arrest in a case with suspected gang links.
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Last Charges Against Suspected Swedish Serial Killer Dropped

Last Charges Against Suspected Swedish Serial Killer Dropped | Homicide | Scoop.it
STOCKHOLM -- Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped the last remaining charges against a man who was once considered Sweden's worst serial killer, but whose eight murder convictions were overturned after he withdrew his confessions.
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Reformed alcoholic free after confessing to killing partner Roy Nicol - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Reformed alcoholic free after confessing to killing partner Roy Nicol - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Homicide | Scoop.it
A reformed alcoholic who confessed to killing her partner has been given a wholly suspended sentence. The 56-year-old woman, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her partner Roy Nicol in 2002.
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Cross-examination in the dock over Trayvon Martin trial

The not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin has sharply divided America, new polling published by the Washington Post and ABC News has found.Some 86% of African Americans…...
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Testing a Method to Develop Preliminary Cost Estimates of Homicide in Glasgow

Testing a Method to Develop Preliminary Cost Estimates of Homicide in Glasgow | Homicide | Scoop.it
By European standards Scotland is a violent country with a disproportionate number of its homicides occurring in Glasgow. In addition to its devastating health and social impact, homicide imposes a considerable financial burden. The extent of the cost has been based on 2003 estimates for England and Wales. This study aimed to test a method for developing preliminary estimates of the cost of homicide in Glasgow from 2002 to 2009, based on four cost categories: lost output, incarceration cost, investigation cost, and cost of physical and emotional impact.
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Morcombe's shoes shown to Supreme Court jury as murder trial continues

Morcombe's shoes shown to Supreme Court jury as murder trial continues | Homicide | Scoop.it
A Supreme Court jury is shown pictures of the shoes schoolboy Daniel Morcombe was wearing when he was killed.
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Man jailed over brutal murder of Chinese student

Man jailed over brutal murder of Chinese student | Homicide | Scoop.it
One of two men who brutally murdered a Chinese student on Canberra's Northbourne Avenue has been sentenced to 17 years' jail.
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Man jailed for 26 years for double murder

Man jailed for 26 years for double murder | Homicide | Scoop.it
A man has been jailed for at least 26 years over a double murder in South Australia.
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Corey Pierce jailed after failing to seek help for dying mother who lay on cluttered caravan floor - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Corey Pierce jailed after failing to seek help for dying mother who lay on cluttered caravan floor - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Homicide | Scoop.it
A man who failed to seek medical help for his mother who lay dying after falling out of bed in their caravan in Geraldton has been jailed.
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Surrey Six surveillance book found in former home of Mountie - British Columbia - CBC News

Surrey Six surveillance book found in former home of Mountie - British Columbia - CBC News | Homicide | Scoop.it
A surveillance book detailing the movement of key suspects in the Surrey Six murder case was left in the former home of an undercover officer for four years before it was returned to the RCMP last month, CBC News has learned from sources.
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Activists gather near Merritt Landry's home, call for his indictment in shooting of 14-year-old

Activists gather near Merritt Landry's home, call for his indictment in shooting of 14-year-old | Homicide | Scoop.it
On Saturday evening, activists standing just a few feet from Merritt Landry's home on Mandeville Street shouted for his indictment in the July 26 shooting of 14-year-old Marshall Coulter.
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Ex-cop Paul Dale continues to profess innocence over Hodson murders - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Ex-cop Paul Dale continues to profess innocence over Hodson murders - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Homicide | Scoop.it
Ex-cop Paul Dale denies paying for an informant's murder, saying police should instead look at the man's son.
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Double murderer 'clears the decks', pleading guilty to arson committed 16 years ago - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Double murderer 'clears the decks', pleading guilty to arson committed 16 years ago - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Homicide | Scoop.it
A convicted double murderer, who will not be released from jail until he is almost 100 years old, has now confessed to another crime. He has admitted to setting fire to a shop 16 years ago.
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Army gives clemency to U.S.soldier convicted in slaying of 4 Iraqis

Army gives clemency to U.S.soldier convicted in slaying of 4 Iraqis | Homicide | Scoop.it
CHICAGO -- When Sgt. Michael Leahy Jr. was sentenced to life in prison this year for his role in the grisly, execution-style slayings of four bound Iraqi prisoners, the Downers Grove, Ill., soldier's supporters banded together.
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Men indicted in retaliatory violence spree that killed 7 - Baltimore Sun (blog)

Men indicted in retaliatory violence spree that killed 7 - Baltimore Sun (blog) | Homicide | Scoop.it
Men indicted in retaliatory violence spree that killed 7 Baltimore Sun (blog) Two killings and a rumor tore in half a tight-knit group of friends who dealt drugs together in West Baltimore, prosecutors say, and on Monday, a city grand jury indicted...
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Dispatches: Lessons from the Trayvon Martin Case | Human Rights Watch

Dispatches: Lessons from the Trayvon Martin Case | Human Rights Watch | Homicide | Scoop.it
In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin case, US commentators and policymakers, from President Obama on down, have called on states to look at whether statutes allowing the use of deadly force in self-defense – so-called...
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Murder victims' families demand reform of Victoria's parole system - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Murder victims' families demand reform of Victoria's parole system - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Homicide | Scoop.it
Relatives of several women killed by convicted criminals who were on parole in Victoria will express their concerns with the parole system in a new coronial inquest.
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