Year: 2001 Source: Quantico, VA: Federal Bureau of Investigation, (2001). p.647-652 SIEC No: 20101138

Suicide-by-cop represents a currently understudied & most probably under-reported phenomenon that deserves serious attention. Police officers are involved in situations in which they not only lose control of the confrontation, but also become the means to the end in a civilian’s death. The phenomenon can be examined from a social psychological perspective by considering the interaction between the motive for suicide & police attitudes & culture. JA