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Artikel The dead end of domestic violence

spotlight on children's narratives during forensic investigations following domestic homicide

02-02-2015

The current study provides an indepth exploration of the narratives of children who witnessed their father killing their mother.

This exploration was conducted using a thematic analysis of the children's forensic interviews based on seven investigative interviews that were conducted with children following the domestic homicide. Investigative interviews were selected for study only for substantiated cases and only if the children disclosed the domestic homicide. All of the investigative interviews were conducted within 24h of the domestic homicide.

Thematic analysis revealed the following four key categories: the domestic homicide as the dead end of domestic violence, what I did when daddy killed mommy, that one time that daddy killed mommy, and mommy will feel better and will go back home. The discussion examines the multiple layers of this phenomenon as revealed in the children's narratives and its consequences for professionals within the legal and clinical contexts.

externe link The dead end of domestic violence: spotlight on children's narratives during forensic investigations following domestic homicide


Katz, C. (2014). The dead end of domestic violence: spotlight on children's narratives during forensic investigations following domestic homicide. Child Abuse and Neglect 38(12), 1976-84.