Homicide between adult sexual intimates: A research agenda

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Although overseas research on homicide between intimates has been substantial, application of the findings to Australia may be problematic for two reasons. First, critical evaluation of their methods indicates possible difficulties in generalisability due to definitional, semantic, and theoretical variation. Secondly, the findings of the few studies in Australia do not necessarily conform to the patterns and experiences of this homicide type overseas. Australian analysis also provides insight into concerns which may be unique to this country and merit further investigation at a national level. These include a disproportionately high rate among Aboriginals, a similar high rate among immigrant groups, and frequency of victim precipitation in killings of husbands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-18
Number of pages16
JournalAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993
Externally publishedYes


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