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Homicide between intimate partners in Australia

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 90

Carlos Carcach and Marianne James
ISBN 0 642 24075 2 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, July 1998

Abstract

Patterns and trends in intimate homicide in Australia are identified. The authors discuss the most salient features of homicide incidents involving intimate partners using data held as part of the National Homicide Monitoring Program. Besides focussing on the characteristics of homicide incidents involving intimate partners, the authors compare them with other types of homicide incidents.