When a Woman Kills Her Man

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy en
dc.contributor.author Suonpää, Karoliina Eeva-Maria
dc.contributor.author Savolainen, Jukka
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-20T11:26:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-20T11:26:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06-01
dc.identifier.citation Suonpää , K E-M & Savolainen , J 2019 , ' When a Woman Kills Her Man : Gender and Victim Precipitation in Homicide ' Journal of Interpersonal Violence , vol. 34 , no. 11 , pp. 2398-2413 . https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0886260519834987 en
dc.identifier.issn 0886-2605
dc.identifier.other PURE: 123138115
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 006514c1-d489-4f77-9ee9-3014efe3163c
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-0685-2445/work/58741175
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000470849200010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/303388
dc.description.abstract This research revisited the claim that victim precipitation (VP) is especially prevalent in situations where women kill their male intimate partners. Using administrative data from the Finnish Homicide Monitor (N =1,494), we created a typology of homicide incidents to examine variation in VP across three factors: the gender of the offender, the gender of the victim, and the intimacy of the victim–offender relationship. The results from regression models demonstrated strong support for the assumption that killings by women of their male intimate partners are more likely to have been victim precipitated than other types of homicide. This homicide type stood out as having the strongest association with each measure of VP included in the analysis. We did not observe statistically significant differences in VP among other homicide types. For example, we did not observe gender differences in VP in homicides that did not involve intimate partners. This pattern of results contradicts prior evidence suggesting that VP is a general feature of female-perpetrated killings, independent of the gender of the victim and the intimacy of the victim–offender relationship. As such, the present study underscores the importance of replication in studies of interpersonal violence. Theoretically, the results support the gender–partner interaction hypothesis over gender differences hypothesis of VP. fi
dc.format.extent 16
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Interpersonal Violence
dc.rights en
dc.subject 513 Law en
dc.subject homicide en
dc.subject victim precipitation en
dc.subject intimate partner en
dc.subject gender en
dc.subject replication en
dc.title When a Woman Kills Her Man en
dc.title Gender and Victim Precipitation in Homicide en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0886260519834987
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dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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