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|Title:||Homicide in Singapore|
|Authors:||Ee Heok Kua |
Ah Foo Yuan
Ah Ling Ang
|Citation:||Ee Heok Kua,Ah Foo Yuan,Ah Ling Ang (1985). Homicide in Singapore. Medicine, Science and the Law 25 (1) : 26-28. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||In this study of homicide in Singapore, case records were examined of 75 accused (72 men and 3 women), 8 (10.6 per cent) of whom showed evidence of mental abnormality. The majority of the normal accused were young, between 15-24 years, compared with most of the abnormal accused who were between 25-34 years. Alcohol intoxication was noted in 24 per cent of cases and EEG abnormality in one case. The most popular weapon used was a sharp instrument and there was only one death from gunshot wounds. Most of the victims of the normal accused were strangers (78 per cent) but 6 out of the 10 victims of the abnormal accused were relatives, friends or neighbours.|
|Source Title:||Medicine, Science and the Law|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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