Sandra Walklate, Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Jude McCulloch, JaneMaree Maher
January 3, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 128 Pages
ISBN 9781138389083 - CAT# K399416
Series: Criminology in Focus
Increasingly there is global attention on the prevalence of women’s deaths resulting from intimate partner violence.While there are global indices for deaths that relate to public violence, such as terrorism, there is to date no systematic global count of killings of women by their intimate partners. It considers the possibilities and challenges that arise in counting intimate femicide. It argues that such an exercise needs to avoid narrow empiricism and instead be part of a broader feminist political project aimed at ending violence against women.
1.Introduction: Setting the Scene 2.How do we count? Mapping global approaches to counting women’s deaths 3.Trends in counting: What do the numbers mean? 4.Why counting matters – the opportunities and benefits of counting intimate femicide 5.The risks of counting the killing of women 6.Using data on intimate femicide to inform risk 7.Conclusion Looking to the future: from counting to preventing?