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Published: 21 May 2015

360 Pages | 25 B&W figures


ISBN: 9780199914784

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When Men Murder Women

R. Emerson Dobash and Russell P. Dobash

Interpersonal Violence

  • Focus on all types of murder of women
  • An emphasis on the importance of gendered relationships in the explanations of the murders
  • A novel use of extensive qualitative and quantitative evidence
  • Review of existing evidence from several countries
  • One of the most extensive and in-depth studies of intimate partner murder and sexual murder, and one of the first to study the murder of older women
  • Comparisons of male on male murders with each of the three types of murder of women and an overall comparison of all four types of murder
  • A strong multi-disciplinary approach drawing from Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Health, and Social Work

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