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Why do men kill their families? Here’s what the research says

As the country mourns the horrific murders of Hannah Clarke and her three children, Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey at the hands of their father, many people are trying to make sense of what happened to them – and perhaps learn something to prevent it from happening again.

Sadly, we know such acts of violence against women and their children are not isolated. On average, one woman is killed in Australia each week by her current or former partner.

  • Denise Buiten
  • The Conversation

Familicides – family murders in which a perpetrator murders their partner and children – are much rarer, but research tells us …

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