Femicide and the Feminist Perspective
Abbreviated Journal Title
femicide; feminist theory; intimate partner violence; intimate partner; homicide; violence against women; FEMALE HOMICIDE VICTIMIZATION; INTIMATE-PARTNER HOMICIDE; DOMESTIC; VIOLENCE; GENDER INEQUALITY; SOCIAL DISORGANIZATION; PHYSICAL ASSAULTS; MARITAL VIOLENCE; RISK-FACTORS; US CITIES; WOMEN; Criminology & Penology
The gender disparity in intimate killings underscores the need for close attention to the phenomenon of intimate partner-perpetrated femicides and theories useful in understanding this pervasive and enduring problem. The most overarching paradigm used is that of the feminist perspective. The purpose of this article is to review the tenets of feminist theory as the most viable and efficacious framework for understanding and explaining intimate partner-perpetrated femicide, to highlight empirical evidence supporting the strength and value of this perspective, to address the contentions of those in opposition to this perspective, and to provide research and policy implications targeted at greater understanding, and, ultimately, lower rates of femicide.
"Femicide and the Feminist Perspective" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1992.