Proceedings of a conference held 12-14 May 1992
These conference papers canvas a range of issues pertaining to homicide including: the issue of crime hot spots; prevention strategies for homicide; masculine violence; homicide between sexual intimates; police and legal perspectives; changing attitudes towards violence and alcohol; homicide trends and statistics; Aboriginal issues; psychiatric issues; gun control; the prosecutorial process; and the question of mandatory life imprisonment.
- Welcome address
- Characteristics of homicide in Australia 1990-91
- Preventing homicide through trial and error
- A scenario of masculine violence: confrontational homicide
- Hot spots for violence: the environment of pubs and clubs
Ross Homel and Steve Tomsen
- Homicide : the Northern Territory perspective
William L Goedegebuure
- Homicide between sexual intimates in Australia : a preliminary report
- The Law Reform Commission of Victoria homicide prosecution study : the importance of context
- Killed by a stranger in Victoria, January 1990-April 1992 : location, victims' age and risk
- The police perspective
Peter Halloran, Mike Hagan, Jim Litster and Kerryn Nicks
- Aboriginal homicide : customary law defences or customary lawyers' defences?
Geoffrey M Eames
- Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal homicide : 'same but different'
David F Martin
- Homicide and intellectually disabled offenders
- Current legal issues in forensic psychiatry
- Firearms law reform : the limitations of the national approach
Sandra Egger and Rebecca Peters
- Critical factors in firearms control
- Gun control and homicide : the shooters' perspective
Philip G Brown
- The role of the pathologist in homicide investigations and coronial inquiries
- The abolition of mandatory life imprisonment for murder : some jurisprudential issues
- Are there too many murder trials?
- Concluding discussion
Kenneth Polk, Lawrence Sherman, Sandra Egger, Don Weatherburn, and Bill Goedegebuure