Psychosocial aspects of murder in Nigeria.
This study is a review of cases of murder reported to Police in Kaduna State from 1983 to 1987 and a survey of the psychosocial profile of the murderers.
Most of the murderers, 91.7%, were between the ages of 20 and 40 while 93.6% were male.
Of them 56.5% were single while Moslems (51.2%) formed the highest group.
Unemployed and ex-service men predominated in the cohort interviewed.
Sharp tools such as matchets, knives and axes were used by 66.7%, 83.3% of the murderers are acquitances (friends and family members) of their victims.
Socially acceptable reasons were given for 79.1% of the murder while 5.3% were referred for psychiatric assessment.
Implications of this study in formulating policy on murder are briefly mentioned.
Mots-clés Pascal : Meurtre, Facteur risque, Incidence, Nigéria, Afrique, Homme, Epidémiologie, Article synthèse, Statut socioéconomique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Murder, Risk factor, Incidence, Nigeria, Africa, Human, Epidemiology, Review, Socioeconomic status
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