Behaviour patterns preceding a railway suicide: Explorative study of German Federal Police officers' experiences

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p620
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study conducted to examine the reason behind increasing number of railway suicides. The study identifies the pre-crash railway suicide behavior using German Federal Police officer's experience. It concludes that the railway suicides are preceded by identifiable behavioral patterns which emphasizes the importance of educational efforts.


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