Domestic homicide and homicide-suicide: the older offender.

  title={Domestic homicide and homicide-suicide: the older offender.},
  author={D. Bourget and Pierre Gagn{\'e} and Laurie Whitehurst},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  volume={38 3},
The importance of clarifying the features characteristic of older homicide offenders is highlighted by recent research that indicates an increase in rates of homicides followed by suicides of older perpetrators. In a retrospective study of data from coroners' files on domestic homicides involving individuals killed by an older spouse or family member (65+ years of age) over a 15-year period in Quebec, Canada, we identified several specific offender and victim characteristics and circumstances… CONTINUE READING