Year: 1996 Source: Violence and Victims, v.11, no.2, (Summer 1996), p.99-112 SIEC No: 20031063

This article examines the characteristics of victims, perpetrators & the circumstances leading to the homicide of a sample of familial homicide-suicides & familial homicides in southwest British Columbia. Suicide was found only to occur following the killing of an intimate partner &/or offspring. Consistent with an evolutionary perspective, homicides followed by suicide were most often attributable to male proprietarieness or mental illness. Findings are discussed. (11 refs)