Year: 1988 Source: Dayton, Ohio: Suicide Prevention Center, (1988), 7p. SIEC No: 19872310

There are 3 potential dynamics in homicide followed by suicide: mutual dependence & abuse, then control is lost, rescue fantasy, & a protective relationship (one cannot bear life without the other). In some cases, the victim places others in a position to kill him. Facts show distribution among race & sex for dual deaths, comparisons of the US with other nations, & comparison of homicide with dual deaths. Experts in homicide & suicide prevention call for gun control to reduce these deaths. (KM)