Year: 2005 Source: Omega, v.51, no.2, (2005), p.163-165 SIEC No: 20052078

This book provides an overview of the √íSuicide Cop√ď phenomenon, in which suicidal persons who lack the will to kill themselves force others to do it for them. It traces the cultural antecedents of such behaviour & also deals briefly with related phenomena. There are chapters devoted to assisting police officers in dealing with such situations, also a very brief section on legal issues raised by suicide-by-cop situations. (LC)