Why Women Kill

Why Women Kill

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Traditional homicide indicators are based on male violence - and do little to predict when, or whom, women will kill. Vickie Jensen shows that gender equality plays an important role in predicting female homicide patterns. Jensen's analysis of the occurrence of women's homicide reveals that lethal violence is most likely when severe gender inequalities exist in the family group. Her conclusions establish the clear relationship between political, economic, legal, and social equality for women and the reduction of all forms of domestic violence.ly associated with womena#39;s homicide offending rates than was economic or educational equality. Best and Luckinbill (1990) also found gender equality more useful for explaining womena#39;s homicides that were nonfelony related. Given what weanbsp;...

Title:Why Women Kill
Author: Vickie Jensen
Publisher:Lynne Rienner Publishers - 2001-01-01

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