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

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: 1994

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Sexual Intimate Homicides involving Overseas-born In Australia: the tip of the Domestic Violence Iceberg? (1994). Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 219-240, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1513011

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

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

Australia

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