Multivariate Dimensions of Age, Gender, and Weapon Use in Spousal Homicides

Terry Allen, Kathleen Talbot

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This paper examines the multivariate dynamics of whether the type of weapon used in spousal homicides varies with the age and gender of the victim. Twenty-seven years of Supplementary Homicide Reports (FBI, 1980-2006) are used to investigate the differences in male versus female perpetrated spousal homicides. The current study is unique in its use of correspondence analysis which is a useful technique for finding relationships in studies that involve large, two-way tables. The results of this study show distinct relationships among weapon type, age group, and gender in spousal homicides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-346
Number of pages18
JournalVictims and Offenders
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2013


  • age
  • gender
  • spousal homicide
  • weapon use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Law


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