Uxoricide in Fiji: The sociocultural context of husband-wife killings

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

20 Scopus citations


Prior research has demonstrated a close relationship between patriarchy and female homicide victimization. This study examines this uxoricide-patriarchy connection in a non-Western society, Fiji. It is demonstrated that most cases of uxoricide among Fiji Indians emanate from husbands'attempts to enforce traditional sexual mores enshrined in a rigidly patriarchal society. The data suggest that rancorous confrontations between husbands and wives over allegations of marital infidelity were among the leading causes of spousal homicides committed by men.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1294-1320
Number of pages27
JournalViolence Against Woman
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1999


Dive into the research topics of 'Uxoricide in Fiji: The sociocultural context of husband-wife killings'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this