Year: 1975 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Science(27th : 1975 : Chicago), 9p. SIEC No: 19820042

This article describes the various components of Karl Menninger’s classification of self-destructive behavior – particularly focal suicide. Focal suicide includes self mutilation (e.g., among prisoners & patients in mental institutions, or those with familial disorders), malingering (insurance fraud, Munchausen’s syndrome), polysurgery, purposeful accidents, impotence & frigidity. The author also describes common types of self mutilation.