The many faces of homicide

Based on elements including premeditation, motivation, context, instrumentality and the relationship between victim and perpetrator, this study identifies three distinct homicide typologies in order to shed light on different types of lethal violence.

 A classification of intentional homicide

 

 

 In this chapter:

Homicide related to other criminal activities

  • Where is organized crime-related homicide most prevalent?
  • What are the dynamics of homicide linked to other criminal activities?
  • Who is most at risk?
  • Examples of law enforcement and policy measures tackling this type of lethal violence.

  Interpersonal homicide: 

  • Where is intimate partner/family-related homicide most prevalent?
  • What are the dynamics of the various types of homicide linked to interpersonal conflict?
  • Who is most at risk?
  • Examples of laws and policy measures tackling this type of lethal violence.

 Socio-political homicide: 

  • What are some of the manifestations of this type of homicide?
  • Examples of those who may be more at risk of becoming victims of this type of homicide.

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