Letter to the Editor—A Preliminary Investigation of Siblicide as a Function of Genetic Relatedness

@article{Russell2007LetterTT,
  title={Letter to the Editor—A Preliminary Investigation of Siblicide as a Function of Genetic Relatedness},
  author={Daniel P. Russell and Todd K. Shackelford and Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford and Richard L. Michalski},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={52}
}
Sir: Siblicide—the killing of one sibling by another—is rare relative to other types of homicide. Underwood and Patch (1) reported that of 65,390 homicides coded in the Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHRs) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the years 1993 through 1995, only 572 (0.9%) were cases in which the offender and victim were siblings. Even if including only intrafamilial homicides, siblicide is infrequent, with just 996 of 13,105 (7.6%) coded as sibling homicides in the… 
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