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Killing gay men, 1976-2001

Bartlett, Peter


Peter Bartlett


The primary claim of this paper is that sufficient consistencies can be shown in the cases studied here and in the related literature that gay sexual homicide constitutes a coherent object of study. That is, in itself, a significant finding. Gay men are dying, and the circumstances under which that is taking place warrants analysis in its own right. The cases are of broader intellectual interest, however. The existing literature relating to sexual crime pre-supposes a male assailant and a female victim. This is true both of the sociology of masculinity and also the psychological literature. The cases in this study present sexual crime in a context in which women are absent, and, as such, raise questions about the scope, assumptions and findings of that literature.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2007
Journal British Journal of Criminology
Print ISSN 0007-0955
Electronic ISSN 0007-0955
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 47
Issue 4
APA6 Citation Bartlett, P. (2007). Killing gay men, 1976-2001. British Journal of Criminology, 47(4), doi:10.1093/bjc/azl091
Keywords gay murder
homosexual panic
sexual provocation
law and masculinity
gay homicide
diminished responsibility
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Additional Information This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in the British Journal of Criminology following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version: British Journal of Criminology 47(2007) 573-595 is available online at: http://bjc.oxfordjourna...g/content/47/4/573.full


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