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Domestic Homicide of Older People (2010–15): A comparative analysis of intimate-partner homicide and parricide cases in the UK

Bows, Hannah

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Abstract

Despite half a century of research on both domestic violence and elder abuse, homicide of older people by a partner or family member (domestic homicide (DH)) remains largely unexplored. This article presents data drawn from a larger parent study examining homicide of older people (aged sixty and over) in the UK. This analysis is based on a subset of cases that would fall within current definitions of DH (n = 221). Analysis reveals differences in DH of older men and women in relation to the perpetrator gender and relationship and differences between intimate-partner homicides and those perpetrated by other family members. Implications for research, theory and practice are discussed.

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Bows, H. (2019). Domestic Homicide of Older People (2010–15): A comparative analysis of intimate-partner homicide and parricide cases in the UK. The British Journal of Social Work, 49(5), 1234-1253. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy108

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 1, 2018
Online Publication Date Nov 29, 2018
Publication Date Jul 31, 2019
Deposit Date Oct 31, 2018
Publicly Available Date Nov 29, 2020
Journal British Journal of Social Work
Print ISSN 0045-3102
Electronic ISSN 1468-263X
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 49
Issue 5
Pages 1234-1253
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy108

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This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in The British Journal Of Social Work following peer review. The version of record Bows, Hannah (2019). Domestic Homicide of Older People (2010–15): A comparative analysis of intimate-partner homicide and parricide cases in the UK. British Journal of Social Work 49(5): 1234-1253, is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy108.





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