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Intimate Partner Homicide Suicide in Later Life: Understanding Motives and Risks  

Author:  Sonia Salari.

Source: Volume 08, Number 03, Winter 2016 , pp.203-210(8)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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More and more often, it seems, we hear another report of a murder-suicide, almost to the extent that this heinous crime has become a normal part of the day’s news cycle. Who is perpetrating the murder-suicides? How could and why would anyone do such a thing? Author Sonia Salari focuses on the realities versus the myths associated with these events, with special emphasis on its prevalence among the enormous and fast-aging generation known as the baby boomers.

Keywords: National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS); family annihilator; chronic illness and depressive symptoms

Affiliations:  1: University of Utah.

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