Year: 1995 Source: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v.22, no.3/4, (1995), p.1-10 SIEC No: 20031151

Numerous psychiatric reports & newspaper articles depict seemingly bizarre cases of killers who committed their crimes in order to be executed. Each story & article typically presents only one case. This paper describes each of 20 cases briefly to show the pattern in the murders. The conclusion of this paper is that the death penalty itself can serve as an invitation to murder. (23 refs)