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The authors studies the relationship of EEG abnormalities and violent criminal behavior in 222 defendants referred for psychiatric evaluation. There was no connection between the number of violent offenses and EEG abnormalities in general. Focal abnormalities, however, especially of the left hemisphere, were related to a significantly higher number of… (More)
UNLABELLED No reliable data are available on cases of lethal child abuse (by active force) in the area of the former German Democratic Republic. In a multicenter study we therefore examined the police and court records for such cases occurring in the period 1 January 1985 to 2 October 1990 in the entire area of the former German Democratic Republic. … (More)
To study the influence of alcohol and psychosocial variables on delinquent behavior, we coded data from the psychiatric evaluation of 254 defendants using a standardized score sheet, analyzing correlations between acute intoxication at the time of the crime (ICD 10:F10.0), diagnosis of alcohol dependency according to ICD 10 (F10.2), psycho-biographical… (More)
The authors examined 261 forensic-psychiatric reports to determine whether persons convicted of criminal homicide differed from persons convicted of other crimes with regard to personal biography, sociodemographic milieu, and character traits. Both groups were found to come from similarly disadvantaged social backgrounds. Murderers could not be… (More)
UNLABELLED No reliable data are available on cases of lethal child neglect in the area of the former German Democratic Republic. In a multicenter study we therefore examined the police and court records for such cases occurring in the period 1 January 1985 to 2 October 1990 in the entire area of the former German Democratic Republic. RESULTS A total of 9… (More)
The paper reports the case of a 46-year-old man who was killed by impalement, using an iron bar which was thrusted into the right submandibular region. Further injuries caused by blows from the bar were found in the right parietal region.
A case of a 51-year-old man who killed himself with a pistol-shot into his mouth is reported. The track of the bullet passed exactly in the median level completely extraneurocranially; the cause of death was a subtotal destruction of the cervical spinal cord (C2/C3). The synoptic assessment of the scene of death, the autopsy findings, the results of the… (More)