Year: 1981 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.11, no.3, (Fall 1981), p.167-179 SIEC No: 19860117

Homicide is defined as a major public health problem, as well as a criminal justice problem. The direct implications of suicidology theory for the understanding & prevention of homicide are discussed. Mentioned are the concepts of prevention-intervention-postvention; lethality; the identification of high risk groups; & the psychological autopsy. The need for homicide-prevention education is explored at levels ranging from a better informed public to more knowledgeable professionals.