Intimate Partner Homicide Methods in Heterosexual, Gay, and Lesbian Relationships

  title={Intimate Partner Homicide Methods in Heterosexual, Gay, and Lesbian Relationships},
  author={K. D. Mize and T. Shackelford},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  pages={114 - 98}
Previous research indicates that the killing method used in homicides may reflect the motivation of the offender and qualities of the victim–offender relationship. The effect of gender and sexual orientation of intimate partner homicide offenders (N = 51,007) was examined with respect to the brutality of killing methods. Guided by previous research and theory, it was hypothesized that homicide brutality will vary with the offender’s sexual orientation and gender, such that the percentage of… Expand
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