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"You always hurt the one you love": Homicide in a domestic context

"You always hurt the one you love": Homicide in a domestic context

Kaspersson, Maria (2020) "You always hurt the one you love": Homicide in a domestic context. In: Loucks, Nancy, Smith Holt, Sally and Adler, Joanna R., (eds.) Why We Kill. Understanding Violence Across Cultures and Disciplines. Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, Abington, Oxon; New York, pp. 34-56. ISBN 978-0367271664; 978-0429295270; 978-0367271657 (doi:

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Domestic homicide is the most common type of homicide, but not necessarily the most researched or discussed. Domestic homicide is also a gendered crime as not only are most perpetrators men but men and women kill for different reasons. Generally, a man’s killing can be seen as offensive, killing for control, while the woman’s is defensive, killing out of despair or in self-defense. With a focus on the relation between victim and perpetrator, rather than location, the most common types of domestic homicide will be discussed in this chapter. These homicides are first discussed in a general context ranging from intimate partner homicide, filicide, and familicide, then in a cultural context, covering homicide such as so-called ‘honour’ killings and dowry murders, where focus is still on the relation between perpetrator and victim and gendered dimensions.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: domestic homicide; culture; honour; gender
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
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