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, x(x), xx-xx
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(2), xx-xx
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.
The Death of an Emperor – Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and his Political Cancer
Khoshnood A, Khoshnood A. Alexandria Journal of Medicine, 2016, 52(3), 201-208
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, was toppled in the Islamic Revolution of 1979. A year later he passed away from lymphoma, a disease he had secretly battled for several years, but still it remains unknown exactly when he was diagnosed with cancer, if he was aware of his condition and who close to him knew about his illness. Following his 1979 exile from Iran, physicians from numerous countries became involved in his treatment, which was typified by political and medical intrigues, contributing to a suboptimal and dangerous medical care which may ultimately have contributed to his death. After acute surgery of his spleen in June 1980, the Shah’s condition worsened and he eventually passed away on July 27. This study shows that the international intelligence organizations were probably aware of the Shah’s disease, and that the Shah was not cared for in accordance with good medical practice.