Male Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Homicide: A Review and Proposed Typology

September 1, 2015 | By Aaron J. Kivisto, PhD

The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Nearly one in seven homicides worldwide involve killing of an intimate partner, and men are four times more likely to be the perpetrators of these offenses. This article is a review of the literature on male perpetrators of intimate partner homicide (IPH) with an emphasis on the demographic, psychiatric, situational, and motivational characteristics consistently identified across diverse posthomicide samples.

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