Differences in the Characteristics of Intimate Femicides

  title={Differences in the Characteristics of Intimate Femicides},
  author={Myrna Dawson and Rosemary Gartner},
  journal={Homicide Studies},
  pages={378 - 399}
The relationship between a victim and an offender is critical to understanding the context and dynamics of homicide. It is recognized that the causes and correlates of homicides within intimate relationships differ from the causes and correlates of homicides by strangers. Systematic research has seldom examined, however, differences in the nature of intimate violence, particularly lethal violence, among intimate relationships that vary in the degree of intimacy and level of commitment. Such an… 
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