Miss Anna Gausden
Anna graduated from Durham University in June 2009 with an LLB (2.1 Honours). She returned to the Law School in September 2009 as a postgraduate research student working towards the Master of Jurisprudence (MJUR).
Under the supervision of Mr Neil Cobb and Professor Clare McGlynn, Anna’s research explores the role of gender domestic violence and its relationship to intimate partner homicide. The main focus of the research is to ascertain whether a woman centred approach to the defences to homicide is necessary for abused women who kill. This will require a critical analysis of s41 of the Coroners and Justice Bill 2009, which abolishes the partial defence of provocation and replaces it with a new defence involving loss of self control. The research will investigate whether this development accurately reflects the experiences of abused women who kill, or whether alternative homicide defences such as excessive force in self defence and self preservation would have been more sufficient.
- Criminal Law
- Gender, Crime and Punishment
- Law, Gender and Society