Homicide-suicides in Fiji: Offense patterns, situational factors, and sociocultural contexts

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Abstract

Although there is growing literature on lethal violence in developing nations, homicide-suicides have rarely been studied. Addressing this issue, this paper analyzes all homicide-suicides that occurred in Fiji between 1982 and 1992. The study's results are consistent with prior research in Western developed nations, demonstrating that homicide-suicides constitute a minuscule proportion of all homicides, occur primarily between intimate relations, are precipitated by intrafamilial discord, and occur in the domestic setting. Contrary to prior research, however, perpetrators of homicide-suicide were equally divided between men and women and no firearms were utilized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-73
Number of pages9
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2003

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