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Prostitute homicides: a descriptive study.
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PMID:  18319375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It has been estimated that women involved in street prostitution are 60 to 100 times more likely to be murdered than are nonprostitute females. In addition, homicides of prostitutes are notoriously difficult to investigate and, as such, many cases remain unsolved. Despite this large risk factor, little literature exists on homicides of prostitutes, and there is a lack of basic statistics and knowledge regarding this very specific victim group that could possibly help investigators. The aim of the current study is to conduct an exploratory study to explore the key characteristics of this group and how they differ from other subgroups of homicide. Forty-six cases of U.K. prostitute homicides are analyzed and compared to 59 male offender-female victim nonsexual homicide cases and 17 male offender-female victim sexual homicide cases.
C Gabrielle Salfati; Alison R James; Lynn Ferguson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interpersonal violence     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0886-2605     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interpers Violence     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-05     Completed Date:  2008-06-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700910     Medline TA:  J Interpers Violence     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Battered Women / statistics & numerical data
Crime Victims / statistics & numerical data*
Great Britain / epidemiology
Homicide / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Prostitution / statistics & numerical data*
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
Social Perception
Women's Health

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