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Homicidal encounters : a study of homicide in Australia 1989-1999

Research and public policy series no. 28

Jenny Mouzos
ISBN 0 642 24165 1 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, March 2000


Mouzos analyses Australian homicide data, using information collected by the National Homicide Monitoring Program for the period 1989 to 1999. The main elements of homicide - the characteristics of the incident, victim, offender, and victim-offender relationship - are analysed. Chapters cover homicide in the course of other crime, mass and serial murders, male to male homicide, partner homicide, homicidal women, infanticide, homicidal children, elderly homicide, and the prevention of homicide.