Matricide: the schizophrenic crime?

  title={Matricide: the schizophrenic crime?},
  author={Sara A. Clark},
  journal={Medicine, science, and the law},
  volume={33 4},
The aim of the study was to further examine the view that matricide is 'the schizophrenic crime' (Gilles, 1965). This report represents a comprehensive, retrospective and national study of all individuals in Scotland who, between 1957 and 1987 inclusive, were charged with the murder or the culpable homicide of their biological mother. Files of High Court indictments were examined for the relevant years to identify offenders prior to disposal, and individuals were followed up with respect to… CONTINUE READING