“Honour” killings and the quest for justice in black and minority ethnic communities in the UK

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/92200
Title:
“Honour” killings and the quest for justice in black and minority ethnic communities in the UK
Authors:
Gill, Aisha
Abstract:
Crimes of honor are characterized by violence against women (VAW) and are consequently not gender neutral. This article not only examines the relationship between gender and violence in communities where honor crimes are committed, focusing on the status of women in South Asian communities, but also considers other contexts in which these crimes are practiced. Criminal justice responses to the issue over the last 10 years are then examined, leading to an analysis of a round-table discussion intended to consider approaches to the issue. The viability of criminalization is called into question because the official response to these crimes is often insensitive to women’s cultural circumstances. Recommendations are made to help reduce the numbers of these crimes.
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Criminal Justice Policy Review
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0887403408329604
DOI:
10.1177/0887403408329604
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Department of Social Sciences Collection

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dc.contributor.authorGill, Aishaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:43:49Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:43:49Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0887403408329604-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0887403408329604-
dc.description.abstractCrimes of honor are characterized by violence against women (VAW) and are consequently not gender neutral. This article not only examines the relationship between gender and violence in communities where honor crimes are committed, focusing on the status of women in South Asian communities, but also considers other contexts in which these crimes are practiced. Criminal justice responses to the issue over the last 10 years are then examined, leading to an analysis of a round-table discussion intended to consider approaches to the issue. The viability of criminalization is called into question because the official response to these crimes is often insensitive to women’s cultural circumstances. Recommendations are made to help reduce the numbers of these crimes.en
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dc.publisherSageen
dc.subjecthonoren
dc.subjectfemicide-
dc.subjectviolence against women-
dc.subjectpatriarchy-
dc.subjectjustice-
dc.title“Honour” killings and the quest for justice in black and minority ethnic communities in the UKen
dc.identifier.journalCriminal Justice Policy Reviewen
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