An article written by Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law, and Hannah Bows (Durham University) for the Journal of Criminal Law explores several high-profile murders of women killed during alleged consensual 'rough sex gone wrong’. 

A high profile example is the Grace Millane in New Zealand, although there have been a worrying number of smiliar cases in England.  They place these cases in the wider context of high rates of domestic abuse and fatal violence against women and explore how the law could be changed to prevent the use of this defence.