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Homicide in Australia 1989-96

Research and public policy series no. 13

Marianne James and Carlos Carcach
ISBN 0 642 24050 7 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1997

Abstract

Using data collected as part of the Institute's National Homicide Monitoring Program, the authors present an analysis of homicide trends covering seven years and 2226 homicide incidents. Chapters cover incident characteristics, victim characteristics, offender profiles, the social relationship between the victim and the offender, conclusions drawn from the data and policy implications and suggestions.