Which serial killers commit suicide? An exploratory study.


In a sample of 483 serial killers, 6.2% were documented to have committed suicide. Those who committed suicide were found to come from more dysfunctional homes characterized by more psychiatric disturbance in the parents. The sexual acts involved in the murders by the suicides seemed to be more deviant in some aspects, such as committing more bizarre sexual… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2012.10.017