Parricides by mentally disordered offenders in Zimbabwe.

  title={Parricides by mentally disordered offenders in Zimbabwe.},
  author={Simon B. Menezes},
  journal={Medicine, science, and the law},
  volume={50 3},
AIM The aim of this study was to examine the similarities and differences between matricide and patricide committed by mentally disordered offenders in Zimbabwe. METHODS A comprehensive, retrospective and national study was carried out of all individuals in Zimbabwe who, between 1980 and 1990 inclusive, were charged with homicide of their biological parents. The data were obtained from a hospital-wide survey, in a written semistructured format. RESULTS The sample size was 39 offenders (34… CONTINUE READING
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