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Sexual Homicide: A Theoretical Examination  

Author:  Ashley Fundack.

Source: Volume 10, Number 02, Fall 2017 , pp.87-94(8)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Although sexual homicide has a long history—think of Jack the Ripper from the late 1800s—it remains relatively understudied and poorly understood in comparison to other, more common forms of homicide. In this brief overview, author Ashley Fundack outlines one of the predominant theoretical explanations for this relatively rare but heinous act, which comprises between 1% and 4% of all homicides committed in the United States.

Keywords: Routine Activities Theory; Social Learning Theory

Affiliations:  1: Walden University.

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