Year: 1998 Source: Canadian Security, (January 1998), p.22-23 SIEC No: 19980638

Victim-precipitated homicides — killings in which the victim is a direct positive precipitator of the incident — is described. The frequency of victim-precipitated homicides in British Columbia are discussed. Reasons why an individual would commit suicide in this way are noted. Given are two case studies, which did not result in death. A discussion on less-lethal alternatives is provided, including weapons such as Tasers & glue guns, which could be used instead of firearms.