The dynamics of murder-suicide in domestic situations
Domestic homicide, Domestic violence, Homicide-suicide, Murder-suicide, Partner violence
Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention
This paper explores dynamics involved in the commission of homicide followed by suicide. British and U.S. government and advocacy sources are used in addition to news accounts to examine this phenomenon. Domestic violence-related crimes are contrasted with elderly "altruistic" murder-suicide, school shootings, and political terrorism. Suicide is argued to be a primary motive in many domestic homicide situations. Limitation of the availability of firearms is seen as an important means of prevention in conjunction with a harm reduction safety plan. © The Author 2008. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
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Van wormer, Katherine, "The dynamics of murder-suicide in domestic situations" (2008). Faculty Publications. 2385.