Pathways to intimate partner homicide
The proposed study will examine incidents of male perpetrated murder of a female intimate partner that occurred between 1 July 2006 and 30 June 2018. The study will use the Australian Institute of Criminology’s (AIC) National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) as the primary data source, which combines offence record data from Australian state and territory police and coronial data from the National Coronial Information System, supplemented with additional information from coronial and court documents. Information will be extracted using a coding framework informed by the relevant literature and in consultation with an advisory body comprised of members of the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network. The information extracted will be analysed using Crime Scripts Analysis (CSA) and Behavioural Sequence Analysis (BSA) frameworks. CSA will be used to identify the sequential stages of crime commission and map interactions between offenders, victims and their immediate environment and BSA will be used to map and identify transitions between offender and victim behaviours and events at the micro- and macro-levels.
Dr Samantha Bricknell, Australian Institute of Criminology
Hayley Boxall, Australian Institute of Criminology
Laura Doherty, Australian Institute of Criminology
The project will be led by the AIC