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Domestic homicide of older people (2010–15) : a comparative analysis of intimate-partner homicide and parricide cases in the UK.

Bows, Hannah (2019) 'Domestic homicide of older people (2010–15) : a comparative analysis of intimate-partner homicide and parricide cases in the UK.', British journal of social work., 49 (5). pp. 1234-1253.

Abstract

Despite half a century of research on both domestic violence and elder abuse, homicide of older people by a partner or family member (domestic homicide (DH)) remains largely unexplored. This article presents data drawn from a larger parent study examining homicide of older people (aged sixty and over) in the UK. This analysis is based on a subset of cases that would fall within current definitions of DH (n = 221). Analysis reveals differences in DH of older men and women in relation to the perpetrator gender and relationship and differences between intimate-partner homicides and those perpetrated by other family members. Implications for research, theory and practice are discussed.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy108
Publisher statement:This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in The British Journal Of Social Work following peer review. The version of record Bows, Hannah (2019). Domestic Homicide of Older People (2010–15): A comparative analysis of intimate-partner homicide and parricide cases in the UK. British Journal of Social Work 49(5): 1234-1253, is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy108.
Date accepted:01 October 2018
Date deposited:22 November 2018
Date of first online publication:29 November 2018
Date first made open access:29 November 2020

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