Year: 1967 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.124, no.4, (1967), p.475-482 SIEC No: 19841145

Although homicidal threats are more often made than carried out, the necessity for asessment of risk and the implementation of preventive measures when such threats are made are apparent. The author examines the incidence of potential predictors of homicide among three groups: hospital patients who have made threats to kill, convicted homicide offenders, and a control group of hospital patients who have no history of homicidal behavior.