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Suicide by Cop
Committing Suicide by Provoking Police to Shoot You





ISBN 9780415785341
Published April 25, 2019 by Routledge
128 Pages

 
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This book examines what we know about the phenomenon of suicide by cop and places this behavior in a broader context. For example, some murder victims (perhaps as many as a quarter) provoke the murderer, to some extent, into killing them-so-called victim-precipitated homicide. In some cases, it has been suspected that murderers kill and act thereafter in such a way as to provoke the state into executing them. The authors then examine some of the issues specific to suicide by cop, such as whether there is a racial bias in these acts and what the legal implications are. Finally, they discuss the process of hostage negotiation (since those involved in suicide by cop often take hostages during the confrontation with police), the need to provide counseling for police officers involved in suicide-by-cop incidents, and how we might reduce the incidence of this behavior.

Table of Contents

SECTION I
 The Problem of Suicide-By-Cop
 CHAPTER 1
Introduction  
 CHAPTER 2
 Suicide-by-Cop: What We Know

SECTION 2
 Suicide, Murder, and Cops
 CHAPTER 3
 Suicide during Confrontations with Police
 CHAPTER 4
 Justifiable Homicide by Police

SECTION 3
 Looking at the Larger Context
 CHAPTER 5
 Similar Behavior in Other Cultures
 CHAPTER 6
 Running Amok in America
 CHAPTER 7
 Victim-Precipitated Murder
 CHAPTER 8
 Suicide at the Hands of the State
 CHAPTER 9
 Murder Followed by Suicide

SECTION 4
 Suicide-by-Cop: A Look at the Issues
 CHAPTER 10
 Suicide-by-Cop and African Americans
 CHAPTER 11
 Legal Issues in Suicide-by-Cop
 CHAPTER 12
 Hostage Negotiations
 CHAPTER 13
 Helping the Police Officer
 CHAPTER 14
 How to Lessen the Incidence of Suicide-by-Cop
 References

 Index

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