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Article: Injury patterns of sharp instrument homicides in Hong Kong

TitleInjury patterns of sharp instrument homicides in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/forsciint
Citation
Forensic Science International, 2011, v. 204 n. 1-3, p. 201-204 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study focuses on investigating injury patterns found on deceased victims caused by sharp instruments. It investigates the number, severity, types and locations of injuries and their possible relationship against three levels of victim-offender relationships (VORs) in sharp instrument homicides. Data of one hundred and forty-one fatal victims were extracted for the 10-year period from 1996 to 2005 from the Hong Kong Homicide Monitoring Database. These cases are solved cases with known identity of the suspects. Statistical analysis was performed to test the injury numbers, injury severity, injury types and injury locations against three levels of VORs (intimate partners, acquaintance and strangers) and their possible correlation. The present research is the first study to investigate homicide in Hong Kong using autopsy findings. This study pinpoints the importance of injury patterns found on the body and their significance with the VORs. This research also pinpoints the importance of the number, types and locations of injuries on the body and their correlations with the victim-offender relationships, and suggests factors that could be useful in investigating sharp instrument homicide. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/148633
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.95
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.210
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dc.contributor.authorAu, KIen_US
dc.contributor.authorBeh, SLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-29T06:14:14Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-29T06:14:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationForensic Science International, 2011, v. 204 n. 1-3, p. 201-204en_US
dc.identifier.issn0379-0738en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/148633-
dc.description.abstractThis study focuses on investigating injury patterns found on deceased victims caused by sharp instruments. It investigates the number, severity, types and locations of injuries and their possible relationship against three levels of victim-offender relationships (VORs) in sharp instrument homicides. Data of one hundred and forty-one fatal victims were extracted for the 10-year period from 1996 to 2005 from the Hong Kong Homicide Monitoring Database. These cases are solved cases with known identity of the suspects. Statistical analysis was performed to test the injury numbers, injury severity, injury types and injury locations against three levels of VORs (intimate partners, acquaintance and strangers) and their possible correlation. The present research is the first study to investigate homicide in Hong Kong using autopsy findings. This study pinpoints the importance of injury patterns found on the body and their significance with the VORs. This research also pinpoints the importance of the number, types and locations of injuries on the body and their correlations with the victim-offender relationships, and suggests factors that could be useful in investigating sharp instrument homicide. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/forsciinten_US
dc.relation.ispartofForensic Science Internationalen_US
dc.subject.meshCrime Victims - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshForensic Pathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHomicideen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInjury Severity Scoreen_US
dc.subject.meshInterprofessional Relationsen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen_US
dc.subject.meshWounds And Injuries - Pathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshWounds, Stab - Pathologyen_US
dc.titleInjury patterns of sharp instrument homicides in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailBeh, SL:philipbeh@pathology.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.forsciint.2010.06.005en_US
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dc.identifier.volume204en_US
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