Dangerous delusional misidentification and homicide

J Forensic Sci. 1996 Jul;41(4):641-4.


A case involving a delusional misidentification syndrome associated with homicide is presented. The anglophonic literature concerning delusional misidentification and homicide is reviewed. Delusional misidentification may be a risk factor for potential violence toward others, including homicide of a delusionally misidentified person.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Delusions / psychology*
  • Homicide / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Schizophrenia, Paranoid / psychology