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ERIC Number: EJ154634
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Publication Date: 1976
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Rescue Fantasies in Homicide-Suicide
Selkin, James
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 6, 2, 79-85, Sum 76
Homicide-suicides (N=13), events in which an individual murders one or more persons and kills himself immediately afterward, were studied, The results are interpreted to suggest that persons who commit homicide-suicide are acting out a three-party rescue fantasy in an attempt to resolve unbearable stress. (Author)
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