She was a ballerina who lived with Gittany in Sydney. Harnum and her family are from Canada, where she lived until she was 24 years old, to move to Australia (Oriti, 2013). She had previously worked as a receptionist at a hairdressing college, where she spoke with one of her witnesses (McCallum, 2014), but Gittany pressured her into leaving the job and found her a new job where she was not paid (Oriti, 2013). Harnum had been suffering from bulimia as a teenager, which resurfaced by July 2011 (McCallum, 2014). Harnum had never been victimised prior to her relationship with Mr Gittany, nor has she ever committed any crimes. Harnum’s mother stated that she was a beautiful and kind woman who “saw the good in everybody, even in Gittany” (Partridge, 2013). Lisa Harnum’s family records also show no evidence of previous victimisation or criminal history.
Q5 Females within ages 21 and 23 years old are at higher risk of falling victim to intimate femicide (Mouzos, 1999). The mean age of femicide victims is 38 years old. Caucasian women are 54.2% likely to become a victim of femicide (Mouzos, 1999). It is 52.5% likely that the victim is younger than the offender. (Mouzos,