Parricide and Mental Illness: A Study of 12 Casess
Référence bibliographique 
Millaud, Frédéric, Auclair, Nathalie et Meunier, Dominique. 1996. «Parricide and Mental Illness: A Study of 12 Cases ». International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 19, no 2, p. 173-182.
Intentions : Ce texte propose une analyse du parricide commis par des individus souffrant de maladie mentale. Il cherche à identifier les principaux facteurs de risque (seuls ou combinés) qui pourraient prévenir le parricide.
Échantillon/Matériau : « 12 men considered mentally ill at the time of their offence. Thus, the reality of the facts was recognized in all cases, and all of these patients were admitted to the Pinel Institute for therapy. Six of these men attempted parricide and six committed parricide. Information was gathered from the medical and the legal files, the police reports, the patients themselves, and members of their families. » (p. 175)
Instruments : The diagnostic criteria used were those of the DSM-III-R classification.
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
« Examined the profiles of 12 mentally ill men who attempted or committed parricied. Five subjects were diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and five with alcohol and drug abuse. Most subjects were unmarried, unemployed and most often lived with the victim. Other factors related to parricide included possible cessation of psychotropic medication and poor acceptance of the mental illness both by parents and the subjects. »