Probably one of the more unique chapters is Chapter 5, which addresses victim-precipitated homicide in other cultures. For example, the authors describe "crazy dog wishing to die," a phenomenon of the Plains Indians, such as the Crow, wherein a man who is tired of living deliberately seeks death in battle and is accorded special status if he persists in his plan. According to the authors, rituals before the battle include singing special songs and using a special rattle. In addition, the book devotes an entire chapter to suicide by cop among African Americans. However, in this chapter, the authors come close to using racial stereotypes. They tell the stories of the Black Panthers and the MOVE confrontations in the 1970s, which, again, seem somewhat removed from the book's topic.