Study Finds Male Killers Get Lighter Sentence When Victim Is Female Partner

Compared to men who kill strangers

A Universty of Guelph study has found men who kill their female partners are more likely to be convicted than men accused of killing strangers, but, they’re also more likely to get a lighter sentence. One of the study’s authors calls it the ‘intimacy discount’, meaning women killed by male partners are still seen as property and as such, are not treated as seriously as other femicides.