oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Family murder in South Africa: some possible explanations
|Article Title||Family murder in South Africa: some possible explanations|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology, University of Durban-Westville|
|Publication Date||Jan 1992|
|Pages||75 - 80|
|Keyword(s)||Alcohol abuse, Depression, Financial problems, Interviews with survivors, Major precipitating factors, Marital conflict, Mental illness, Motives, Physical illness, Social isolation, Suicide notes, Unemployment and Victim precipitation|
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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