Year: 2010 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, v.38, no.3, (September 2010), p.312-317 SIEC No: 20100958

The authors comment on Bourget et al’s (2010) article on domestic homicide-suicide & older offenders. The authors comment on the ubiquity of single homicide-suicide across cultures, the incidence of single homicide-suicide in various cultures, the common patterns & differences in single homicide-suicides across cultures, ethnic & gender differences in single homicide-suicide within different cultures, characteristics of the phenomenon of mass murder followed by suicide & ethnic differences within this type of homicide-suicide, & differences in suicidal patterns in different cultures. Ideas for consideration in addressing homicide-suicide are provided. (49 refs.) JA