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Men Who Murder Their Families: What the Research Tells Us

Dr. Jackie Campbell, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Richard Gelles, University of Pennsylvania; David Adams, author of Why Do They Kill? Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners

Experts discuss cases of domestic violence that escalate to homicide followed by suicide. Although the economy and unemployment are risk factors, prior domestic violence is by far the number one risk factor. The men usually display possessive, obsessive and jealous behavior, and they typically use guns to threaten and terrorize before they use them to kill.

Date Published: June 2, 2009