Year: 2004 Source: Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, (2004). 204p. SIEC No: 20080306

The author’s belief is that instigators are responsible in a significant number of suicides. She hypothesizes that early trauma associated with death or abandonment can lead a person to become an instigator. Research, case studies, & examples from history & literature are used to examine the role of the instigator in suicide in diverse populations including children, cults, adults, & suicide-homicide victims.