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Suicide by Cop

  • By: James J. Drylie
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

The term suicide by cop (SbC), as used in law enforcement and the media, is a form of occupational shorthand describing a phenomenon wherein a subject intentionally provokes an officer into using deadly force with the purpose of causing the ...

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