Monash research in the news: Filicide in the context of separation

A study – the first to examine all filicides in Victoria for the period 2000 to 2009 – by researchers from Monash in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Arts has found a link to parental separation and was recently reported in The Age. The study – conducted by Professor Thea Brown (Department of Social Work) and Dr Danielle Tyson (Department of Criminology) – also found that many perpetrators were also suffering from depression and almost all of them gave warnings to family, friends or health professionals before they murdered their children. The full article can be read here.