Homicides and intimate partner violence: A literature review

Lorena Garcia, Catalina Soria, Eric L. Hurwitz

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The purpose of this article is to examine the literature on intimate partner homicides (IPH). The review begins by describing the factors, magnitude, and consequences associated with IPH, focusing on studies from the United States. Second, the article discusses the public health implications of preventing IPH and the limitations associated with the IPH literature. Last, the article concludes with recommendations of IPH in terms of practice, policy, and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-383
Number of pages14
JournalTrauma, Violence, and Abuse
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2007


  • Death
  • Domestic violence
  • Fatal injuries
  • Homicide
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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