Serial Homicide in Australia, 1900-2015

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Abstract

Serial homicide attracts a lot of attention from the media, entertainment industry, and in the criminal justice field, but little research has been completed in Australia. This exploratory study provides an overview of Australian serial homicide, reporting on characteristics related to the victims, the perpetrators, and crime-type. The sample is the largest that has been examined in Australia's history and consists of 51 serial homicide series, with 228 victims, committed by 59 or more perpetrators (with each perpetrator having committed at least two homicides). By examining court transcripts, textbooks, and media reports, the authors were able to tabulate victim variables, such as gender, age, ethnicity, and aspects that may have made the victims vulnerable to attack; perpetrator characteristics, such as gender, age at first and last offence, and ethnicity; and incident characteristics, such as the presence of a sexual element, motive for the incident, and method of killing.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherAustralian Institute of Criminology
Number of pages52
Publication statusIn preparation - 2020

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McKinley, A. (2020). Serial Homicide in Australia, 1900-2015. Australian Institute of Criminology.
McKinley, Amber. / Serial Homicide in Australia, 1900-2015. Australian Institute of Criminology, 2020. 52 p.
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McKinley, A 2020, Serial Homicide in Australia, 1900-2015. Australian Institute of Criminology.

Serial Homicide in Australia, 1900-2015. / McKinley, Amber.

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McKinley A. Serial Homicide in Australia, 1900-2015. Australian Institute of Criminology, 2020. 52 p.