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Longitudinal analysis of Australian filicide perpetration trends: filicide in Victoria, 18601920

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Nagy, VM and Rychner, G, Longitudinal analysis of Australian filicide perpetration trends: filicide in Victoria, 1860-1920, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 9, (4) ISSN 2202-7998 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5204/ijcjsd.1642

Abstract

The historical examination of filicide in Australia is limited and often focuses on case studies of maternal filicides. Longitudinal trends of Australian filicide offending have focused almost exclusively on the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Our study aims to fill a gap in Australian criminological knowledge about filicide. Utilising prison and Supreme Court records from 1860 and 1920, we plot the extent of filicide offending by men and women in Victoria to create a more comprehensive picture of filicide perpetration. This study also tests whether identified motives and risk factors for filicide today can be applied to historical data, to make these data accessible to criminologists studying filicide in the twenty-first century.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:filicide, homicide, Australia, history, criminology
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Crime and social justice
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Criminal justice
UTAS Author:Nagy, VM (Dr Vicky Nagy)
ID Code:143356
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2021-03-12
Last Modified:2021-08-17
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