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Comparing Homicide-Suicides in the United States and Sweden
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2016 (English)In: Journal of Forensic Sciences, ISSN 0022-1198, E-ISSN 1556-4029, Vol. 61, no 6, 1524-1530 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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2016. Vol. 61, no 6, 1524-1530 p.
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forensic science, homicide, murder, suicide, cross-national, toxicology
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Forensic Science Sociology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-136753DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13194ISI: 000387660800013PubMedID: 27654465OAI: diva2:1056426
Available from: 2016-12-14 Created: 2016-12-14 Last updated: 2016-12-14Bibliographically approved

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