Sex difference in homicide: comparing male and female violent crimes in Korea

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Sea, Jonghan, Youngs, Donna and Tkazky, Sophia 2017. Sex difference in homicide: comparing male and female violent crimes in Korea. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 62 (11), pp. 3408-3435. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624x17740555
AuthorsSea, Jonghan, Youngs, Donna and Tkazky, Sophia
Abstract

The comparison of the South Korean male and female homicide offenders’ characteristics and crime scene behaviours is presented in this study. A total of 537 cases of homicide offenders prosecuted in Korea between 2006 and 2010 were analyzed in terms of offenders’ characteristics, victim–offender interaction, places of crime, and crime scene actions. Significant differences between male and female offenders were revealed in prior criminal history, offenders’ personal characteristics, choice of victim, crime scene behaviours during and after the homicide, and choice of weapon. The parallel with the gender differences in homicides found in Western countries is discussed as well as the possible explanations for the gender-related characteristics found in this study.

Keywordshomicide, gender difference, demographic variables, crime scene actions, cultural difference
Year2017
JournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Journal citation62 (11), pp. 3408-3435
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN0306-624X
1552-6933
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624x17740555
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624757
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hdl:10545/624757
Publication dates09 Nov 2017
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Deposited29 Apr 2020, 11:29
Accepted2017
ContributorsSimon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada and University of Huddersfield
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