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Homicide between friends and acquaintances in Australia

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 182

Jenny Mouzos
ISBN 0 642 24199 6 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, November 2000

Abstract

Very little Australian and international literature has focused on homicides between friends and acquaintances. This study addresses that gap by examining circumstances and characteristics of homicides involving friends and acquaintances in Australia. It also seeks to determine whether the category of friends and acquaintances is a homogenous group.