True and simulated homicidal hangings: a six-year retrospective study.

  title={True and simulated homicidal hangings: a six-year retrospective study.},
  author={Anny Sauvageau},
  journal={Medicine, science, and the law},
  volume={49 4},
The manner of death in hangings is virtually always suicide. Uncommonly, accidental hangings do also occur. Homicidal hangings, however, are generally thought to be highly unusual. Despite some case reports of homicidal hangings, retrospective studies have demonstrated that homicidal hangings are virtually non-existent. The present study was undertaken retrospectively to evaluate the incidence of true and simulated homicidal hangings in the forensic population of Quebec (Canada) during a six… CONTINUE READING
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