Research

Victim Precipitated Homicide

What is really happening when police shoot and when police kill?

The split second it takes for a cop to squeeze a trigger is perhaps the most widely seen and least understood event of our time. Continuing research adds significantly to the understanding of what really happens regarding police use of deadly force.

Criminologist Dr. Rick Parent examines the phenomenon of victim-precipitated homicide, also known as suicide by cop.

Ph. D. Dissertation