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NCJ Number: 120681 Find in a Library
Title: Men Who Kill Their Mates: A Profile
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:4  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:285-296
Author(s): A Goetting
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 12
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Descriptive statistics are given for a population of 46 men arrested in Detroit for killing current or former spouse (legal or common law) or girlfriend.
Abstract: The study group, from homicides during 1982 and 1983, is analyzed in the context of the killings including demographic and social characteristics of offenders and victims, circumstances of offense, and arrest disposition. Comparisons with general populations of homicide offenders are made where feasible. 31 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Marital murder
Index Term(s): Abused women; Battered wives; Domestic relations
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