Boyd presents latest research on femicide-suicide at the 2023 Canadian Sociological Association Conference

CSSLRV researcher Ciara Boyd presented research co-authored with Sociology Professor Myrna Dawson at the 2023 Canadian Sociological Association Conference. Drawing from data collected as part of the Canadian Geography of Justice Initiative, their paper explores the characteristics that may lead to perpetrators dying by suicide after committing femicide in Canada. Their presentation focused on characteristics such as firearm use, rurality, perpetrator age, the location of the femicide, and the number of victims killed in the femicide. Boyd and Dawson’s findings draw attention to characteristics that may be correlated with perpetrator suicide following femicide and can be used to identify risk assessment and safety planning strategies to prevent future femicide-suicides and other forms of intimate partner violence. 

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