Homicide-Suicides Between Adult Sexual Intimates: An Australian Study

Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 140-151, 1994

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: 1994

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Homicide-Suicides Between Adult Sexual Intimates: An Australian Study (1994). Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 140-151, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1513009

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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