The flow of information between authorities must be enhanced in order to combat domestic violence and family murders more effectively, a task force concludes in a report submitted to Päivi Räsänen (Christian Democrats), the Minister of the Interior, on Wednesday. According to the task force, some of the problems detected in the co-operation are associated with obscure laws and some with the incompetence of officials.
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Previous studies on family murders indicate that such tragedies are typically preceded by warning signs, with the families, for example, seeking help from authorities. Authorities, however, have been uncertain as to how to address such situations.