Genuine and simulated suicide notes: An analysis of content

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/335800
Title:
Genuine and simulated suicide notes: An analysis of content
Authors:
Ioannou, Maria; Debowska, Agata
Abstract:
The present study examined genuine and simulated suicide notes aiming to identify the measures of content that best differentiate between the two. Thirty- three genuine and thirty-three simulated suicide notes were content-analysed and data subjected to Smallest Space Analysis (SSA), a Multidimensional Scaling Procedure. The core of all suicide notes was discovered to be constructed with the use of three variables: expressions of love, positive construction of partner and apologies. Furthermore, four different genuine suicide note themes (‘planned escape’, ‘negative affect and self-mitigation’, ‘positive affect and failed relationship’, ‘lack of self-acceptance’) and three simulated suicide note themes (‘escape’, ‘positive affect and self-blame’, ‘purposeless life’) were identified revealing that authentic suicide note themes were more internally consistent and clearer to interpret.
Affiliation:
University of Huddersfield ; University of Chester
Citation:
Forensic Science International, 2014, 245, pp. 151-160.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Forensic Science International
Publication Date:
Dec-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/335800
DOI:
10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.10.035
Additional Links:
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/forensic-science-international/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Forensic Science International. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Forensic Science International, 245, December 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.10.035
ISSN:
0379-0738
EISSN:
1872-6283
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorIoannou, Mariaen
dc.contributor.authorDebowska, Agataen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-19T11:38:48Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-19T11:38:48Z-
dc.date.issued2014-12-
dc.identifier.citationForensic Science International, 2014, 245, pp. 151-160.en
dc.identifier.issn0379-0738-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.10.035-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/335800-
dc.descriptionNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Forensic Science International. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Forensic Science International, 245, December 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.10.035en
dc.description.abstractThe present study examined genuine and simulated suicide notes aiming to identify the measures of content that best differentiate between the two. Thirty- three genuine and thirty-three simulated suicide notes were content-analysed and data subjected to Smallest Space Analysis (SSA), a Multidimensional Scaling Procedure. The core of all suicide notes was discovered to be constructed with the use of three variables: expressions of love, positive construction of partner and apologies. Furthermore, four different genuine suicide note themes (‘planned escape’, ‘negative affect and self-mitigation’, ‘positive affect and failed relationship’, ‘lack of self-acceptance’) and three simulated suicide note themes (‘escape’, ‘positive affect and self-blame’, ‘purposeless life’) were identified revealing that authentic suicide note themes were more internally consistent and clearer to interpret.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.elsevier.com/forensic-science-international/en
dc.subjectsuicideen
dc.subjectsuicide notesen
dc.subjectgenuine suicide notesen
dc.subjectsimulated suicide notesen
dc.titleGenuine and simulated suicide notes: An analysis of contenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1872-6283-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Huddersfield ; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalForensic Science Internationalen
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