SAGE Journal Articles

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Journal Article 1: Bamgbose, O. (2004). Euthanasia: Another face of murder. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 48(1), 111–121. doi:10.1177/0306624X03256662

Abstract: Debate over euthanasia is not a recent phenomenon. Over the years, public opinion, decisions of courts, and legal and medical approaches to the issue of euthanasia has been conflicting. The connection between murder and euthanasia has been attempted in a few debates. Although it is widely accepted that murder is a crime, a clearly defined stand has not been taken on euthanasia. This article considers euthanasia from the medical, legal, and global perspectives and discusses the crime of murder in relation to euthanasia, taking into consideration the issue of consent in the law of crime. This article concludes that in the midst of this debate on euthanasia and murder, the important thing is that different countries need to find their own solution to the issue of euthanasia rather than trying to import solutions from other countries.


Journal Article 2: Downs, W. R., Rindels, B., & Atkinson, C. (2007). Women’s use of physical and nonphysical self-defense strategies during incidents of partner violence. Violence Against Women, 13(1), 28-45. doi:10.1177/1077801206294807

Abstract: Two incidents of partner violence are investigated using qualitative methodology to discover strategies women use to protect themselves and examine women’s use of violence. Data were collected from 447 women (age 18 or older) from 7 domestic violence programs and 5 substance use disorder treatment programs in a midwestern state. Women were found to have developed numerous self-protection strategies, some using nonphysical means only, others using physical means only, and others combining nonphysical and physical means. Women often used a variety of strategies in the same incident. Few women initiated violence against partners. Implications for theory and research are discussed.