Not an Ordinary Killer- Just an Ordinary Guy: When men murder an intimate woman partner

Dobash, R. Emerson, Dobash, Russell, Cavanagh, Kate and Lewis, Ruth (2004) Not an Ordinary Killer- Just an Ordinary Guy: When men murder an intimate woman partner. Violence Against Women, 10 (6). pp. 577-605. ISSN 1077-8012

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077801204265015

Abstract

The Murder in Britain Study was designed to examine in detail different types of murder. Using a subset of case files from this study, men who murder other men (MM;n = 424) are compared with men who murder an intimate partner (IP;n = 106) to reflect on the relative conventionality of each group. In terms of many of the characteristics of childhood and adulthood, the IP murder group differs from theMMgroup and appears to be more “ordinary” or “conventional.” However, the IP group is less conventional in that they are more likely to have intimate relationships that had broken down, to have used violence against a previous woman partner as well as against the victim they killed, and to “ specialize” in violence against women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: intimate partner murder
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences & Languages
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 08:14
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21911

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