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Volume 5, issue 2

Psychiatria sądowa

Parricides – motives and their relationship to family pathology

ZDZISŁAW MAJCHRZYK1
1. Kliniki Psychiatrii Sądowej IPiN w Pruszkowie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1996, 5, 157-170
Keywords: parricide, motives of crime, psychiatric court analysis

Abstract

Motives of homicide are analyzed in 30 cases of perpetrators under psychiatric observation adjudicated by the court. The aim of the paper is to present a wide range of reasons and causes leading to homicide. Social background (difficult situation in the family), victimological relationships, motivation, as well as biological and psychopathological factors disturbing the social functioning of the young offenders are considered.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Zdzisław Majchrzyk, Klinika Psychiatrii Sadowej IPiN,
ul. Partyzantów 2/4,05-802 Pruszków