Siblicide and Seniority

  title={Siblicide and Seniority},
  author={M. Daly and Margo I. Wilson and Catherine A. Salmon and Mariko Hiraiwa-Hasegawa and Toshikazu Hasegawa},
  journal={Homicide Studies},
  pages={30 - 45}
This article uses samples of siblicide from Canada, Great Britain, Japan, and Chicago to explore the possible relevance of seniority in siblicide. The tendency for the killer to be the younger party was especially true of cases in which victim and killer were same-sex adults and, especially, brothers close in age. The older party was much more likely to be the killer when one or both were children, but this tendency is adequately accounted for by the changing age-specific likelihood that one… 

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