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Intimate partner homicides

Intimate partner homicides

By Danielle Tyson, Debbie Kirkwood, Mandy McKenzie and Bronwyn Naylor


The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) and Monash University have recently examined prosecutions of men who have killed in the context of an intimate relationship since the implementation of the reforms in 2005.4 The findings were published in a co-authored discussion paper called “Out of Character? Legal Responses to Intimate Partner Homicides by Men in Victoria 2005–2014”.5 The key findings are examined below. Homicide: a gendered phenomenon Little has changed in the last decade in Victoria in terms of the gendered nature of intimate partner homicides. As reported in the earlier study by the VLRC, “Defences to homicide: options paper” (2003), intimate partner homicide is predominantly perpetrated by men. In our study, 80 per cent (51 of the 64 offenders) were male, and most killed a female partner or ex-partner.

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