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Femicide Legislation: Lessons from Latin America

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dc.contributor.advisor Dawson, Myrna
dc.contributor.author Carrigan, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-31T12:28:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-31T12:28:14Z
dc.date.copyright 2016-08
dc.date.created 2016-08-15
dc.date.issued 2016-08-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9911
dc.description.abstract Femicide is the killing of women because they are women. Previous research has examined femicide within specific countries in Latin America, but to date no regional assessment of the legislation and its effect on homicide rates has been conducted. This study analyzes femicide in Latin America at the regional level. A multi-stage mixed method analysis is conducted to examine how legislation has approached the problem of femicide and whether this has had an impact on the rates of femicide in the area. Beginning with a qualitative analysis, thirteen legislation summaries were examined to assess how has femicide been constructed as a social problem within legislation. Following this, a quantitative analysis was conducted on a variety of country-level variables including the focal variables female homicide rate and the introduction of legislation. Results of this analysis demonstrated that femicide legislation, in its current capacity, does not appear to be protecting women from femicide. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Femicide en_US
dc.subject Violence Against Women en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.title Femicide Legislation: Lessons from Latin America en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Political Science en_US
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