A Taxonomy of Male British Family Annihilators, 1980–2012

24 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2014

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Elizabeth Yardley

Birmingham City University

David Wilson

Binghamton University

Adam Lynes

Birmingham City University

Date Written: May 2014


This exploratory article presents an overview of British, male family annihilators from 1980 to 2012. In doing so it provides a range of criminological information relevant to the incidents being described, and offers a taxonomy of four different types of annihilators that moves discussion beyond ‘revenge/altruistic’ categories.

Keywords: family annihilator, taxonomy, masculinity, family, Britain

Suggested Citation

Yardley, Elizabeth and Wilson, David and Lynes, Adam, A Taxonomy of Male British Family Annihilators, 1980–2012 (May 2014). The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 53, Issue 2, pp. 117-140, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2420232 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12033

Elizabeth Yardley (Contact Author)

Birmingham City University

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David Wilson

Binghamton University ( email )

PO Box 6001
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
United States

Adam Lynes

Birmingham City University

School of Social Sciences
City North Campus
Birmingham, B42 2SU
United Kingdom

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