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  1. Psychosocial aspects of murder in Nigeria.

    Article - En anglais

    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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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0503332

    Code Inist : 002B18G. Création : 199406.