Intimate Femicide Followed by Suicide | American Society for Suicidology

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Feb 9, 2005
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This research article examines the role of "Premeditation Suicide" and "Life-Threatening Behavior".
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People who kill others rarely kill themselves afterwards. When they do, they are more likely to have killed someone with whom they were intimate. Two broad types of suicidal killers have been identified in research that presumes varying degrees of premeditation. Using data on over 700 intimate femicides, the role of premeditation in cases of intimate femicide-suicide compared to killings that do not culminate in a suicide was examined.

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