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NCJ Number: 221298 Find in a Library
Title: Examination of Serial Murder in Australia
Author(s): Jenny Mouzos; David West
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 978 1 921185 55 7
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper presents results of a study examining the circumstances and characteristics of serial murders that have occurred in Australia since the inception of the National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP).
Abstract: Results show that between July 1989 and June 2006 there were 11 groupings of serial murders identified in the NHMP, committed by 13 known serial murder offenders, with a total of 52 known victims. This represents 1 percent of the total homicides in Australia over a 17-year period. Further research is suggested on the profile of long-term missing persons and serial murder victims, as well as exploring offenders who commit multiple murders on separate occasions to identify what prevented them from committing additional murders. Despite the fascination with, and interest in, the serial murder phenomenon, little research on the topic in Australia has been undertaken. Building on earlier research undertaken at the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), this current research explores the serial murder phenomenon in Australia using data collected as part of the Institute’s NHMP. Table, references
Main Term(s): Serial murders
Index Term(s): Australia; Crime Statistics; Foreign crime statistics; Homicide; Murder; Offender profiles; Violence; Violent crime statistics; Violent crimes; Violent offenders
Note: Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, No. 346, September 2007; downloaded on January 23, 2008.
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