Child homicide in Queensland : victim, perpetrator and environmental patterns

Downing-Brown, Angela (2004). Child homicide in Queensland : victim, perpetrator and environmental patterns Honours Thesis, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Downing-Brown, Angela
Thesis Title Child homicide in Queensland : victim, perpetrator and environmental patterns
School, Centre or Institute School of Social Science
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2004
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Kathy Ahern
Total pages 80
Language eng
Subjects L
160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
160204 Criminological Theories
Formatted abstract

Little is known about the patterns of child homicide. In Queensland, administrative structures act to impede the collection and analysis of data pertaining to cases of child homicide. This research examined Queensland Police Service child homicide data over socio-economic and area remoteness distributions, and applied Pattern Theory in an attempt to lay some foundations for a preventative strategy. Despite a small dataset, some evidence of the predicted victimisation, environmental and geographic patterns was found. Further research, especially at the micro-environmental level, was recommended.

Keyword Filicide
Filicide -- Australia -- Case studies
Filicide -- Statistics
Murder victims -- Australia

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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