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Telegraph: What drives a father to kill his family

December 17, 2011

A seemingly happy family, all out together at an evening social function. They leave, all smiles and thanks to the hosts. The next morning the phone goes strangely unanswered and when much later the police break the door down, they find a murder scene and the perpetrator, the father, dead by his own hand. This scenario is unfortunately not that uncommon, and I think there is reason to believe that with a major economic readjustment looming, that more father’s may be driven to desperate measures.

The Telegraph has an article worth reading:

After the shocking Pudsey case in which a father murdered his whole family, Dr Max Pemberton investigates the psychology behind ‘family annihilation’.


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