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Femicide: an overview of major findings

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 124

Jenny Mouzos
ISBN 0 642 24116 3 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, August 1999


An overview of the major findings of a larger study of the intentional killing of adult women is presented. Data showing trends in the homicide of females, the context of femicide, and factors associated with the occurrence of femicide are provided. Mouzos also makes a comparison between men and women as victims of homicide.