oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Family murder in South Africa: some possible explanations

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Family murder is a complex phenomenon which does not readily lend itself to scientific investigation (Graser 1987: 262-268). As frequently both parents and all or most of the children die in such a tragedy, it is difficult to determine exactly what led to the tragedy.

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