AN ANALYSIS OF MALE AND FEMALE SUSPECTED OFFENDERS OF INTIMATE PARTNER HOMICIDE

The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the differences and similarities between male and female suspected offenders of intimate partner homicide (IPH). The California Vital Statistics and Homicide Data [CVSHD], 1990-1999 (Jason, 2002), was used for this study. The CVSHD contains data from victims of homicide in California from 1990 to 1999. The understanding of intimate partner violence and intimate partner homicide were explored using four different theoretical approaches. Consistent with previous research, the results of this study suggest that suspected offenders involved in the killing of an intimate partner are more likely to be male.

The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the differences and similarities between male and female suspected offenders of intimate partner homicide (IPH). The California Vital Statistics and Homicide Data [CVSHD], 1990-1999 (Jason, 2002), was used for this study. The CVSHD contains data from victims of homicide in California from 1990 to 1999. The understanding of intimate partner violence and intimate partner homicide were explored using four different theoretical approaches. Consistent with previous research, the results of this study suggest that suspected offenders involved in the killing of an intimate partner are more likely to be male. Continue reading “AN ANALYSIS OF MALE AND FEMALE SUSPECTED OFFENDERS OF INTIMATE PARTNER HOMICIDE”

Age Differential and Marital Status between Partners as Risk Factors for Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Having worked for several years in child protective services (CPS), I was often assigned to cases in which domestic violence played a central role and I was called to assess the potential risk to the children. Many of the cases involved relationships where the male partner was younger than the female partner, and the couple’s marital status was identified as boyfriend/girlfriend in most of those cases.

Having worked for several years in child protective services (CPS), I was often assigned to cases in which domestic violence played a central role and I was called to assess the potential risk to the children. Many of the cases involved relationships where the male partner was younger than the female partner, and the couple’s marital status was identified as boyfriend/girlfriend in most of those cases. Continue reading “Age Differential and Marital Status between Partners as Risk Factors for Domestic Violence and Child Abuse”