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About the authors
Section 1: Setting the
(1.1) Section 1: Setting the scene
(1.2) Interactive exercise: international comparisons: annual
homicide rate per 100,000 population
(1.3) International comparisons
(1.5) Victims (England and Wales)
(1.6) Interactive exercise: categorisation of intra-familial
(1.7) Clinical vignette
(1.8) Reflection: suggested answers
(1.9) The offender pathway (I): pre-arrest to trial (with
(1.10) Investigating the relationship between mental
disorder and homicide
(1.11) What proportion of homicides are perpetrated by people
with mental disorder?
(1.12) Characteristics of mentally ill perpetrators
(1.13) Section 1: Recap
(1.14) Section 1:
Section 2: Homicide and mental
(2.1) Section 2: Homicide and mental disorder
(2.2) Schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders
(2.3) The association between schizophrenia and homicide
(2.4) The association between schizophrenia and homicide
(2.5) The association between schizophrenia and homicide
(2.6) Clinical vignette: excerpt from the clinical interview
(2.7) Suggested answers
(2.8) Affective disorder
(2.9) Homicide followed by suicide
(2.10) Homicide followed by suicide: suspects and victims
(2.11) Infant homicides and filicide
(2.12) Personality disorders
(2.13) Substance use disorders
(2.14) Other mental disorders
(2.15) Psychiatric consequences in offenders and survivors of
(2.16) Section 2: Recap
(2.17) Section 2:
Section 3: Legal
(3.1) Section 3: Legal considerations
(3.2) Legal definitions
(3.3) Defences to murder
(3.4) The offender pathway (II): trial to sentencing (with
(3.6) Suggested answers
(3.7) Diminished responsibility (England & Wales)
(3.8) Diminished responsibility in practice
(3.9) Is the rate of mentally abnormal homicides changing?
(3.10) Is the rate of mentally abnormal homicides changing?
(3.11) Suicide pacts
(3.13) Legal defences in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the
Republic of Ireland
(3.14) Intoxication and diminished responsibility
(3.15) The offender pathway (III): psychiatric interventions
after sentencing (with audio)
(3.16) Recidivism and recall
(3.17) Homicide inquiries
(3.18) Are mentally abnormal homicides predictable?
(3.19) Preventing mentally abnormal homicides: recommendations
from the literature
(3.20) Section 3: Recap
(3.21) Section 3: