19 Victims of Homicide and Attempted Homicide in Sweden - Their Injuries, Cause of Death and Offender Relationship
Khoshnood A, Väfors Fritz M, Ekelund U. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 2017, 38(3), 241-248.
19 victims were identified; 14 males and five females, with an average age of 39.1 years. Although knife/sharp weapon was the most common weapon used, the use of firearm caused more deaths. Our study shows higher rates of firearm use than many other countries.
The Increase of Firearm Related Violence in Sweden
Khoshnood, A. Forensic Sciences Research, 2017, 2(3), 158-160
Firearm-related violence is common in our contemporary world and causes serious harm to humans as well as to the society. One of the countries in which firearm-related violence is increasing is Sweden and its most southern region, Skane, in which Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city, is highly affected. If not contained and limited,Sweden risks becoming more and more violent.
Offender Characteristics: A study of 23 Violent Offenders in Sweden
Khoshnood A, Väfors Fritz M. Deviant Behavior, 2017, 38(2), 141-153
Twenty-three offenders convicted of homicide or attempted murder/manslaughter, and their respective crimes, were examined to identify any common characteristics. Court documents were assessed, and the most prominent information of the offenders was that they were often single, most of them had no psychiatric diagnoses, the most frequent modus operandi was a knife or sharp weapon (although firearms resulted in more homicides), and the most common homicide typology was domestic disputes, and disputes between friends or acquaintances. Based on a cluster analysis, two profiles emerged: one with so-called traditional criminals and another profile over-represented with offenders who commit domestic crimes.