An abominable crime: filicide in the context of parental separation and divorce

Brown, Thea and Tyson, Danielle 2012, An abominable crime: filicide in the context of parental separation and divorce, Children Australia, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 151-160, doi: 10.1017/cha.2012.36.

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Title An abominable crime: filicide in the context of parental separation and divorce
Author(s) Brown, Thea
Tyson, DanielleORCID iD for Tyson, Danielle
Journal name Children Australia
Volume number 37
Issue number 4
Start page 151
End page 160
Total pages 10
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, Eng.
Publication date 2012-12
ISSN 1035-0772
Keyword(s) filicide
parental separation and divorce
child homicide
family violence
child abuse
Summary The victims of filicide in the context of parental separation and divorce have recently been identified as the largest group among all filicide victims in Australia. Nevertheless, research into this group of victims has been sparse, fragmentary and contradictory, with the consequence that confusion has prevailed. This article critically reflects on the existing research on filicide and argues that it has been insufficiently comprehensive and reliable and, therefore, is not suitable for use as a knowledge base for professional individuals, programmatic and policy interventions, and prevention. The article suggests ways of developing more reliable research for knowledge building and details the data developed so far that underpins their recommendations for a national programme of research.
Language eng
DOI 10.1017/cha.2012.36
Field of Research 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
1607 Social Work
Socio Economic Objective 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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