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Extended suicide 

Extended suicide
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Extended suicide
Author(s):

David Lester

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198570059.003.0022
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date: 26 March 2019

Analyses of suicide committed by couples’ suicide pacts and mercy killings and by groups of people in mass suicides are presented. Those involved appear to differ demographically and psychologically from suicides acting alone. In addition, examples of murderers who commit suicide after killing are presented, including mass murderers who have a high suicide rate and serial killers who have a much lower suicide rate than mass murderers. This chapter will examine these phenomena.

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