Command crime advisor, Headquarters, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC
(Received 1 February 1986; accepted 21 March 1986)
This case study reports on a suicide made to look like murder. The case highlights the issue of false claims of criminal victimization and suggests the need for a reexamination of the dynamics of factitious allegations of criminal victimization. Factitious complaints of mental or physical illness are typically self-reported to psychiatric or medical authorities. This paper illustrates a different kind of phenomenon: one in which an injury or disorder is brought to medical attention by way of the police, who report the death or injury as arising from criminal victimization.
Paper ID: JFS12352J