Men who kill their partners get lighter sentences than women reports a Tulane Law Professor

Feminist Law Professors » Blog Archive » “…[T]he national average sentence for men who kill their female partners is two to six years in prison. Criminal justice systems and juries do not, on average, treat the murder of women by their husbands terribly seriously. In contrast, women who kill their male partners are sentenced to an average of 15 years, three times as much as male defendants, despite the fact that many of these women killed in self-defense.”

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