Homicide Prevention & Intervention
Allen N H
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.