The national and international rates of homicide and homicide-suicide (dyadic death) have been studied by examination of the available literature.
The rates of homicide-suicide episodes between different countries showed considerable variation, though not as great as overall homicide rates.
Despite the variation the features of the episodes were similar, with a man usually killing his spouse and/or children with a firearm.
The commonest motive for killing is jealousy and/or revenge, often as the result of a breakdown in the spousal relationship.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Trouble psychiatrique, Meurtre, Epidémiologie, Homme, Psychiatrie médicolégale, Etude comparative, International
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Mental disorder, Murder, Epidemiology, Human, Forensic psychiatry, Comparative study, International
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0131423
Code Inist : 002B18G. Création : 09/06/1995.