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Children as victims of homicide

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 53

Heather Strang
ISBN 0 642 24010 8 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, March 1996


Strang examines available data on 108 child homicide incidents which occurred during the period July 1989 to December 1993. She identifies patterns in the circumstances surrounding these incidents and suggests strategies for the prevention of child abuse, often the forerunner of child homicide incidents.


Media release: Homicide major cause in infant deaths