Patricides and Step-Patricides in Ghana: Victims, Offenders, and Offense Characteristics

@article{Adinkrah2017PatricidesAS,
  title={Patricides and Step-Patricides in Ghana: Victims, Offenders, and Offense Characteristics},
  author={Mensah Adinkrah},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  year={2017},
  volume={32},
  pages={817-829}
}
There is a paucity of empirical research on patricide in Africa and many non-Western societies. To help fill this scholarly vacuum and contribute to the literature on patricide, the current article presents the results of an analysis of 18 cases of patricide and step-patricide that occurred in Ghana during 1990–2016. Given the exploratory nature of the study, no hypotheses were constructed or tested. Findings indicate that patricide is a rare crime, that sons were disproportionately more likely… CONTINUE READING
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