Year: 1981 Source: Journal of Social Psychology, v.114, no.2, (1981), p.267-269 SIEC No: 19832311

Predicted that nations with a free press would have relatively high suicide rates and relatively low homicide rates. From an examination of data from 41 nations, it was found that nations with a free press had a higher homicide rate than nations without a free press but a similar suicide rate. Results do not support the theory proposed by A. Henry and J. Short (1954) to account for differences in the suicide and homicide rates between nations.