Sexual Intimate Homicides involving Overseas-born In Australia: the tip of the Domestic Violence Iceberg?
Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 219-240, 1994
12 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2009 Last revised: 20 Jun 2018
Date Written: 1994
This paper reports the results, relating to offenders birthplace, of a study into homicide between adult sexual intimates. The results show a disproportionately high number of offenders are born overseas and that cases are often preceded by a history of physical and emotional violence. Easteal discusses two theories as to why the rates are so high, using overseas and Australian literature on domestic violence.
Keywords: homicide, sexual intimates
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