The Killing of Women in 'Sex Games Gone Wrong': An analysis of femicides in Great Britain 2000-2018

Yardley, Elizabeth (2020) The Killing of Women in 'Sex Games Gone Wrong': An analysis of femicides in Great Britain 2000-2018. Violence Against Women. ISSN 1077-8012 (In Press)

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Abstract

This research investigated cases of femicide in Great Britain where perpetrators had claimed that victims died in 'sex games gone wrong'. Forty-three femicides that resulted in a conviction for murder, manslaughter or culpable homicide were examined in relation to victim-perpetrator socio-demographic characteristics, victim-perpetrator relationship, homicide details and criminal justice outcomes. Key patterns within the data were identified. The research highlights that the 'sex game gone wrong' narrative has gained traction against a cultural backdrop of normalised BDSM within neoliberal political economy.

Item Type: Article
Date: 31 March 2020
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA20: Social Work and Social Policy
Depositing User: Liz Yardley
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 07:22
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2020 07:22
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9178

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