Homicide-Suicides Between Adult Sexual Intimates: An Australian Study
Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 140-151, 1994
12 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2009 Last revised: 4 Feb 2017
Date Written: 1994
A disproportionate number of those that kill and subsequently take their own lives are the husbands or estranged sexual intimates of their victims. Using retrospective data, Easteal examines historical, demographic and situational traits of this type of homicide-suicide in Australia. Variables examined include: weapon, number of victims, gender, ethnicity, employment, age of offender, history of assault, alcohol, separation and jealousy.
Keywords: sexual intimates, homicide
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