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Vulnerable victims: child homicide by parents

This Research and Issues Paper focuses on cases of suspected homicide of vulnerable victims under the age of 16, particularly homicide perpetrated by a parent.

Although police investigators are the paper’s primary audience, the paper is also a useful reference for professionals such as clinicians, ambulance officers or child protection workers who may encounter children at risk of being murdered by their parent.

New major crime ‘general referral’

On 30 January 2013, the CMC was granted a new general referral that streamlines investigations into violent crimes involving ‘vulnerable victims’ – children, the elderly and people with a physical/mental impairment.

Read more about this referral in the media release.

 

Last updated: 05 May 2014

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