A comparison of intimate partner homicide to intimate partner homicide-suicide: One hundred and twenty-four New Mexico cases

Laura Banks, Cameron Crandall, David Sklar, Michael Bauer

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Abstract

The authors compare cases of female intimate partner homicide-suicide to female intimate partner homicide alone to describe risk factors and suggest prevention strategies, including strategies in the medical setting. Differences are found between the types of cases in marital relationship, age, blood alcohol, and the use of firearms. Physicians and other health care providers who treat victims of intimate partner violence and patients at risk for suicide should be aware of the interwoven risk factors within these populations. Interventions aimed at suicide prevention as well as targeted removal of firearms should be investigated as tools in the prevention of intimate partner homicide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1065-1078
Number of pages14
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Domestic violence
  • Firearms
  • Homicide
  • Suicide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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