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Same-sex intimate partner homicide in Australia Alexandra Gannoni and Tracy Cussen

By: Gannoni, Alexandra.
Contributor(s): Cussen, Tracy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice.Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Australian Institute of Criminology, 2014Description: electronic document (7 p.); PDF file: 757.91 KB; HTML available.Subject(s): DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | GAY | HOMICIDE | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | LESBIAN | LGBTIQ | PERPETRATORS | SAME SEX RELATIONSHIPS | STATISTICS | VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | AUSTRALIAOnline resources: Click here to access online In: Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice, March 2014, no. 469Summary: "While there is a sizable body of research on intimate partner homicide in general, there has been limited focus on intimate partner homicide involving people in same-sex relationships. The present study, one of the first of its kind, uses data from the National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) within a context of national and international research to describe what is known about the trends and key characteristics of same-sex intimate partner homicide in Australia. An analysis is provided of the similarities and differences between same-sex and opposite-sex intimate partner homicide incidents, including identification of some of the factors associated with these incidents. Consideration is also given to the role of sexual discrimination and marginalisation in same-sex intimate partner homicide. " (Foreword)
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Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice, March 2014, no. 469

"While there is a sizable body of research on intimate partner homicide in general, there has been limited focus on intimate partner homicide involving people in same-sex relationships.
The present study, one of the first of its kind, uses data from the National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) within a context of national and international research to describe what is known about the trends and key characteristics of same-sex intimate partner homicide in Australia. An analysis is provided of the similarities and differences between same-sex and opposite-sex intimate partner homicide incidents, including identification of some of the factors associated with these incidents. Consideration is also given to the role of sexual discrimination and marginalisation in same-sex intimate partner homicide. " (Foreword)