Year: 1980 Source: Psychiatria Fennica Supplement, (1980), p.287-289 SIEC No: 20030570

This article discusses principles that forensic psychiatrists use when ascribing onus of legal responsibility for individuals who have committed homicide & attempted suicide. The author differentiates between depressive & criminal motivations of defendants. A description of suicide extension (homicide/attempted suicide) & its three subcategories is provided. (SC)