In the United States and Great Britain, 20-30% of all homicides involve the killing of a woman by a man. In When Men Murder Women, Dobash and Dobash - two seasoned researchers and longtime collaborators in the study of violence against women - reveal what they learned from a three-year study that included 866 homicide case files and 200 in-depth interviews with murderers in prison. They focus on intimate partner murder, sexual murder, and the murder of older women, and compare each of these three types with those in which men murder other men. Each type is examined in depth and detail in a separate section that begins with an overview of relevant research, and is followed by a comprehensive examination of the murder event and the lifecourse of the perpetrators. There has never before been a comprehensive book that has covered the entire scope of homicide cases in which men murder women. The result is this essential text for students, professionals, policy makers, and researchers studying violence, gender, and crime.
About the Author
R. Emerson Dobash, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Criminology at the School of Law, University of Manchester and Permanent Distinguished Visiting Professor of Justice and Social Enquiry at Arizona State University.
Russell P. Dobash, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Criminology at the School of Law, University of Manchester and Permanent Distinguished Visiting Professor of Justice and Social Enquiry at Arizona State University.
Table of Contents
1. Homicide Across Time and Place: Expanding Knowledge and Refining Focus
INTIMATE PARTNER MURDER
2. The Knowledge-Intimate Partner Murder
3. Intimate Partner Murder-The Murder Event: Relationships, Contexts and Circumstances
4. Intimate Partner Murder-Perpetrators: Lifecourse, Orientations and Cognitions
5. The Knowledge-Sexual Murder
6. Sexual Murder-The Murder Event: Relationships, Contexts and Circumstances
7. Sexual Murder-Perpetrators: Lifecourse, Orientations and Cognitions
MURDER OF OLDER WOMEN
8. The Knowledge-Murder of Older Women
9. Murder of Older Women-The Murder Event: Relationships, Contexts and Circumstances
10. Murder of Older Women-Perpetrators: Lifecourse, Orientations and Cognitions
11. When Men Murder Women: Comparisons and Conclusions
APPENDIX I - MURDER STUDY
APPENDIX II - MURDER STUDY
APPENDIX III - INTIMATE PARTNER MURDER (IPM)
APPENDIX IV - SEXUAL MURDER (SexM)
APPENDIX V - MURDER OF OLDER WOMEN (O.Wo)