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Issues in measuring and comparing the incidence of intimate partner homicide and femicide - A focus on Europe
Titolo Rivista: RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA 
Autori/Curatori: Heidi Stöckl, Ecaterina Balica, Consuelo Corradi, Anna Costanza Baldry, Monika Schröttle, Belén Sanz-Barbero, Carmen Vives-Cases 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2020 Fascicolo: Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  17 P. 61-77 Dimensione file:  204 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RSF2020-001005
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Intimate partner homicide is an important contributor to homicide rates worldwide, disproportionally affecting women as victims. Still, major gaps exist in the measurement of intimate partner homicide, with many homicides not being identified as intimate partner homicides. This article provides an overview of the main issues in the collection and reporting on intimate partner homicide, focusing in particular on the data situation in Europe. Sources of homicide data - national and police statistics, court statistics and files, mortuary data and newspaper databases - face similar challenges, namely absence or missing information on the victim-offender relationship, and different categorizations of key parameters, such as definition of intimate partner homicide, and identification of reporting periods. This is concerning, as strong and reliable data on the incidence and contextual information of intimate partner homicide and femicide is important to advice effective prevention strategies.

L'omicidio del partner contribuisce ad innalzare i tassi di omicidio in tutto il mondo ed interessa in modo sproporzionato le donne. Tuttavia, esistono grandi lacune nella sua misurazione dal momento che non tutti vengono riconosciuti come tali. Questo articolo si focalizza sui dati che riguardano la situazione in Europa. Le fonti di tali dati, rappresentate da statistiche nazionali, di polizia e dei tribunali, da dati sulla mortalità e dagli archivi giornalistici, sono incomplete soprattutto riguardo il legame di relazione tra vittima e perpetratore, mancano di una categorizzazione condivisa dei parametri-chiave e della definizione di cosa si debba intendere per omicidio tra partner, oltre che del periodo di registrazione. Poter disporre di dati certi ed affidabili sulla incidenza e sulle informazioni di contesto riguardanti l’omicidio tra partner, ed il femminicidio in particolare, è importante per avviare strategie di prevenzione efficaci.
Keywords: Omicidio tra partner, violenza verso le donne, valutazione epidemiologica, Europa.

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Heidi Stöckl, Ecaterina Balica, Consuelo Corradi, Anna Costanza Baldry, Monika Schröttle, Belén Sanz-Barbero, Carmen Vives-Cases, Aspetti problematici nella misurazione e nel confronto dell'incidenza dell'omicidio del partner intimo e del femminicidio - Un focus sull'Europa in "RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA" 1/2020, pp. 61-77, DOI:10.3280/RSF2020-001005

   

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