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NCJ Number: 237629 Find in a Library
Title: Assessing Risk of Patriarchal Violence with Honour as a Motive: Six Years Experience Using the PATRIARCH Checklist
Journal: International Journal of Police Science & Management  Volume:14  Issue:1  Dated:Spring 2012  Pages:20-29
Author(s): Henrik Belfrage; Susanne Strand; Linda Ekman; Anna-Karin Hasselborg
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 10
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article discusses a checklist used by Swedish law enforcement to investigate honor-based violence.
Abstract: Few crimes are as complicated to investigate and understand as honor-based crimes. The planning and execution often involves multiple family members, usually without personality disorders or major mental disorders, and can include mothers, sisters, brothers, male cousins, uncles and grandfathers whose actions are by many, themselves included, considered as good or necessary. Investigations often have to be carried out transnational, involving many authorities and sometimes several countries. This paper describes the process of developing an evidence-based checklist which has been used for 6 years in Sweden as an aid for law enforcement and social authorities in cases with suspected risk for honor-based violence. Data from 56 recent cases are presented and discussed. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Family offenses
Index Term(s): Family crisis; Family histories; Family homicide; Family structure; Female victims; Females; Sweden
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