Trends and Patterns of Homicide in Australia

  • Satyanshu Mukherjee
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Abstract

In the criminal codes of nations, murder is the crime that attracts the most severe punishment. Nations that still have capital punishment in their statute books use it more often for this crime than any other. The United Nations state that “the number of homicides in a country can reflect a true level of violence. The reasons for this recognition are that there is no significant difference in definitions of a completed murder across countries, the reportability rate of murder is usually close to 100 percent, and homicide trends can be accepted as a measure of change in social behaviour” (UNCJIN 1997).

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Intimate Partner Homicide Rate Female Victim Male Victim Female Offender 
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