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International conference on homicide : domestic related homicide

Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
03 December 2008 - 05 December 2008

Selected keynote papers from this conference were published in Research and public policy series no 104.

About the conference


Homicide is the most serious criminal offence in every country of the world. This international conference aims to highlight research and practice in the field, with domestic-related homicide a major theme. The conference is cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary. It is expected that keynote and concurrent presentations will cover such topics as:

  • Intimate partner homicide
  • Homicide solvability and clearance rates
  • Preventing and reducing homicide
  • Trends in homicide
  • Murder-suicide
  • Sex crimes and homicide
  • Links between homicide and violence
  • Forensic science
  • Homicide and the criminal justice system
  • Legal and ethical issues with homicide cases and accounts
  • Life course and criminal careers of homicide victims and offenders.


Welcome (MP3 5.2MB)

Panel Discussion - Homicide in popular culture: Creating stories about murder (MP3 13MB)

Panel Discussion - Intimacy and criminal justice: Does intimacy matter in the criminal Justice system? (MP3 14.8MB)