By Desmond Ellis, Noreen Stuckless, Carrie Smith
This publication is the 1st to enquire the results of participation in separation or divorce court cases on femicide (murder of a female), femicide-suicide, murder, and suicide. simply because separation is likely one of the most vital predictors of household violence, this e-book is completely dedicated to theorizing, getting to know, and combating deadly household violence or different attacks caused via marital separation. The authors supply facts aiding using an estrangement-specific danger review and estrangement-focused public schooling to avoid murders and attacks.
This details is required not just via teachers in legal justice and sociology courses, yet through researchers theorizing approximately or investigating family violence. on the earth of practitioners, relations court docket judges, divorce mediators, kin attorneys, prosecutors excited by bail hearings, guard employees, and relatives counselors urgently want this source. Ellis comprises dialogue questions and bankruptcy ambitions to aid newbies within the lecture room or in community-based settings, and teacher aid fabric will comprise PowerPoint lecture slides and lesson plans. this article advocates convincingly for prevention of family violence, and provides teachers and practitioners the instruments they need.
- Covers significant felony matters in family violence, integrating idea and research
- Uses gender, perpetrator/victim prestige, and context (domestic/intimate vs. non-domestic) as standards to outline intimate associate murder, femicide, femicide-suicide, and suicide
- Assesses the effect of participation in felony and civil (family) justice complaints on deadly intimate accomplice violence
- Evaluates largely applied deadly and non-lethal household violence chance review instruments
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Spousal homicides were defined as homicides that “involve persons in legal marriages, those who are separated or divorced from such unions and those in common law relationships” (p. 52). Compared with separated persons who account for 4% of the Canadian population age 15 and older and account for 235 of spousal homicide victims, divorced persons represent 8% of the same population and account for only 2% of spousal homicide victims (p. 53). Easteal (1993) reported findings indicating that 53% of the 42 intimate partner homicides she investigated 37 38 CHAPTER 3 Separation and Lethal Intimate Partner Violence occurred between one and three months after separating and 63% occurred within six months of separating (p.
Similarly, widowed persons who become involved in a cohabiting relationship and separate are classified as Widowed. Individuals who will not divorce for religious reasons but will separate are classified as Married. As a result, we are left with the following paradox: The single most frequent cause of the dissolution of intimate partner relationships in the United States that has been identified as a risk factor for lethal domestic violence by almost researchers investigating lethal domestic violence (Ellis, Sakinofsky, & Stuckless, 2012) cannot included in the “high-quality … comprehensive surveillance data … on the magnitude and characteristics on violent death at the national, state and local levels” (2012, p.
1 vary so strongly with gender as to constitute a robust empirical generalization that demands an explanation at both individual and aggregate levels of analysis (Browne & Williams, 1993, p. 91). Findings reported in almost every study of violent deaths involving majority group intimate partners as perpetrators and victims support the gender-asymmetric pattern favoring males as killers of female intimate partners described here (Aldridge & Browne, 2003; Block, 2000; Brownridge, 2006; Garcia, Soria, & Hurwitz, 2007; Walker, Logan, Jordan, & Campbell, 2004).