Canadian Trends in Filicide by Gender of the Accused, 1961–2011

Canadian Trends in Filicide by Gender of the Accused, 1961–2011

Canadian Trends in Filicide by Gender of the Accused, 1961–2011

Canadian Trends in Filicide by Gender of the Accused, 1961–2011s

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Référence bibliographique [17517]

Dawson, Myrna. 2015. «Canadian Trends in Filicide by Gender of the Accused, 1961–2011 ». Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 47, p. 162-174.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«[T]he aim of this study is to compare trends and patterns in filicide cases by gender of the accused focusing on the total population of filicide cases that occurred in Canada over more than half a century.» (p. 163)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The primary data examined in this study were drawn from Statistics Canada’s annual Homicide Survey that has collected information on homicide incidents, victims, and accused persons since 1961.» (p. 165)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«The findings of the current study support much of the existing research on filicide in terms of similarities and differences in maternal and paternal filicide. For example, findings highlighted: […] older ages of filicidal fathers compared to filicidal mothers; […] greater risk of filicide for single mothers compared to single fathers; […] higher proportions of mothers who kill younger children, and fathers who kill older children; […] different methods used by mothers and fathers; and […] the likelihood that fathers are more likely to be motivated by jealousy, revenge or retaliation. As previously noted, commonly found similarities and differences in the commission of and motivations for filicide by mothers and fathers may be important in identifying gender-specific prevention and intervention initiatives.» (p. 170) À noter que l’auteure compare les filicides au Canada, ce document contient donc plusieurs données sur le Québec.