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Youth as victims and offenders of homicide

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 73

Carlos Carcach
ISBN 0 642 24049 3 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, September 1997


Research suggests that homicides involving youth differ in many respects from those involving older persons. This paper attempts to uncover the main factors associated with youth involvement in homicide by analysing the characteristics of victims, offen ders and the relations between them. It compares youth and older people's involvement in homicide.


National homicide monitoring program