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

journal contribution
posted on 2012-12-01, 00:00 authored by T Brown, Danielle TysonDanielle Tyson
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.

History

Journal

Children Australia

Volume

37

Pagination

151-160

Location

Cambridge, Eng.

ISSN

1035-0772

eISSN

2049-7776

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2012, The Authors

Issue

4

Publisher

Cambridge University Press