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Citation

Regoeczi WC, Granath S, Issa R, Gilson T, Sturup J. J. Forensic Sci. 2016; 61(6): 1524-1530.

Affiliation

National Board of Forensic Medicine, Karolinska Institute & Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2016, American Society for Testing and Materials, Publisher John Wiley and Sons)

DOI

10.1111/1556-4029.13194

PMID

27654465

Abstract

Research on homicides followed by suicides has largely relied on very localized samples and relatively short time spans of data. As a result, little is known about the extent to which patterns within cases of homicide-suicides are geographically specific. The current study seeks to help fill this gap by comparing twenty years of homicide-suicide data for Sweden and a large U.S. county. Although some of the underlying patterns in the two countries are similar (e.g., decreasing rates), a number of important differences emerge, particularly with respect to incidence, weapons used, perpetrator age, and relationship of the perpetrator to the victim.

© 2016 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.


Language: en

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