Domestic Homicides and Death Reviews

An International Perspective

  • Myrna Dawson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. A Country-Specific Focus on Domestic Homicides and Death Reviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lyndal Bugeja, Myrna Dawson, Sara-Jane McIntyre, Julie Poon
      Pages 3-26
    3. Neil Websdale, Adrienne Celaya, Stephanie Mayer
      Pages 27-57
    4. Myrna Dawson, Peter Jaffe, Marcie Campbell, William Lucas, Kathy Kerr
      Pages 59-90
    5. Joanne Payton, Amanda Robinson, Fiona Brookman
      Pages 91-123
    6. Anna Butler, Emma Buxton-Namisnyk, Susan Beattie, Lyndal Bugeja, Heidi Ehrat, Emma Henderson et al.
      Pages 125-158
    7. Julia Tolmie, Denise Wilson, Rachel Smith
      Pages 159-198
  3. Understanding the Challenges, Benefits and Impacts of Domestic Violence Death Reviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Jordan Fairbairn, Peter Jaffe, Myrna Dawson
      Pages 201-228
    3. Matthew Dale, Adrienne Celaya, Stephanie J. Mayer
      Pages 229-256
    4. Peter Jaffe, Marcie Campbell, Katherine Reif, Jordan Fairbairn, Randal David
      Pages 317-343
    5. Myrna Dawson, Shanaaz Mathews, Naeemah Abrahams, Jacquelyn Campbell
      Pages 345-372
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 403-408

About this book


This edited collection highlights international research on domestic homicides and death reviews which are a rapidly growing intervention/prevention initiative in various countries. Chapters focus on: the impetus for the international development of such initiatives, the identification of risk factors and recommendations for improving systemic responses, the uptake and impact of these recommendations and, finally, the social and public policy implications of outcomes for developed and developing countries. Despite rapid growth, the current state of research and knowledge about domestic violence death review initiatives is limited, fragmented, and primarily descriptive, largely comprising annual public reports. The authors of this book bridge this significant gap by analysing the wide range of models currently in development and operation. A bold and important examination, this work will have a powerful impact on policy makers and scholars of social science theory, women's studies, and domestic violence.


Domestic violence family violence homicide fatality review Intimate partner homicide risk governance separation police response child abuse neglect secondary victim

Editors and affiliations

  • Myrna Dawson
    • 1
  1. 1.Sociology & AnthropologyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-56275-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56276-0
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