Suicide by Cop Among Officer‐Involved Shooting Cases

  title={Suicide by Cop Among Officer‐Involved Shooting Cases},
  author={Kris Mohandie and J. Reid Meloy and Peter I. Collins},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
Abstract:  The frequency and characteristics of suicide by cop cases (SBC) among a large (n = 707) nonrandom sample of North American officer‐involved shootings (OIS) were investigated. “Suicide by cop” is when a subject engages in behavior which poses an apparent risk of serious injury or death, with the intent to precipitate the use of deadly force by law enforcement against the subject. Thirty‐six percent of the OIS in this sample were found to be SBC with high interrater agreement… 
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