Amores que matam : considerações jurídico-penais sobre os homicídios passionais

  • Mariana Sousa e Cunha (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present dissertation has as its object the theme of “passionate” homicides, a current and worrying phenomenon, since it causes dozens of women deaths annually, in Portugal and throughout the world. We investigated the legal and penal frame of these homicides (in simple, qualified or privileged homicide), as well as their relationship with the crime of domestic violence, questioning the presence of an apparent or effective concourse relationship and the possibility of applying accessory penalties to homicide, concluding that there is a need for a legal amendment that clarifies these issues and that also makes it possible to apply accessory penalties, even in cases where “passionate” homicides do not occur in concourse with the crime of domestic violence.
Date of Award9 Mar 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria da Conceição Cunha (Supervisor)


  • Passionate homicides
  • Qualified homicide
  • Privileged homicide
  • Apparent concourse
  • Effective concourse
  • Domestic violence
  • Accessory penalties


  • Mestrado em Direito

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