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Suicide by Cop

Committing Suicide by Provoking Police to Shoot You, 1st Edition

By Mark Lindsay, David Lester, PhD.

Routledge

128 pages

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Description

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

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health