Homicide

Foundations of Human Behavior

Author: Martin Daly,Margo Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135151525X

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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The human race spends a disproportionate amount of attention, money, and expertise in solving, trying, and reporting homicides, as compared to other social problems. The public avidly consumes accounts of real-life homicide cases, and murder fiction is more popular still. Nevertheless, we have only the most rudimentary scientific understanding of who is likely to kill whom and why. Martin Daly and Margo Wilson apply contemporary evolutionary theory to analysis of human motives and perceptions of self-interest, considering where and why individual interests conflict, using well-documented murder cases. This book attempts to understand normal social motives in murder as products of the process of evolution by natural selection. They note that the implications for psychology are many and profound, touching on such matters as parental affection and rejection, sibling rivalry, sex differences in interests and inclinations, social comparison and achievement motives, our sense of justice, lifespan developmental changes in attitudes, and the phenomenology of the self. This is the first volume of its kind to analyze homicides in the light of a theory of interpersonal conflict. Before this study, no one had compared an observed distribution of victim-killer relationships to "expected" distribution, nor asked about the patterns of killer-victim age disparities in familial killings. This evolutionary psychological approach affords a deeper view and understanding of homicidal violence.
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Homicide

A Psychiatric Perspective

Author: Carl P. Malmquist

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585626496

Category: Medical

Page: 463

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Most professional books on the subject of homicide convey a criminological or legal standpoint. Homicide: A Psychiatric Perspective complements those approaches by offering a clinical understanding unique in the literature, considering not merely the crime but the broad spectrum of homicidal behavior. Combining psychiatric knowledge of that behavior with actual case material, this work provides a single-expert point of view, synthesizing current literature while maintaining a focused perspective that not only reviews the macroscopic findings of descriptive nosology but also places the individual murderer under the microscope. This new edition considers aspects of homicidal behavior in American society that were not prominent a decade ago, as evidenced by such phenomena as the Columbine killings and public fascination with The Sopranos. Dr. Malmquist draws on his extensive background in forensic psychiatry and consultancy experience in hundreds of murder cases, blending medical, biological, psychological, and social factors to forge a psychiatric understanding of homicide in the twenty-first century. He provides insight into such key concerns as epidemiology, the ongoing difficulty of predicting homicidal behavior in psychotic individuals, and the contrasting viewpoints of psychiatry and the legal system; and he describes how various clinical psychiatric conditions such as narcissism and depression have their own special vulnerabilities for homicidal violence. The book uses DSM-IV-TR as a diagnostic framework and adds a psychodynamic component for appropriate cases, offering a broad overview of homicide today: Cases are drawn from evaluated homicidal individuals, not simply generic examples, and reflect homicides that involve a legal conviction, a confession, or clinical material beyond media reportage. New to this edition are insights into recent homicide trends such as sexual and serial murders, school killings, homicide among preadolescents, stalking, murder by health care personnel, and close-combat killings in the military. Statistical data on epidemiology have been updated, recent cases have been added, and the latest legal decisions are discussed -- all making this book as timely as it is authoritative. Homicide: A Psychiatric Perspective is an essential reference for mental health professionals as well as attorneys, correctional officers, or social workers engaged in criminal law. With its keys to evaluating patients or defendants who have engaged in serious acts of violence, it offers unprecedented clinical insights into the homicidal mind.
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Rethinking Homicide

Exploring the Structure and Process Underlying Deadly Situations

Author: Terance D. Miethe,Wendy C. Regoeczi,Kriss A. Drass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521540582

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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A micro-historical analysis of the nature of change and stability in homicide situations over time.
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Homicide

A Sourcebook of Social Research

Author: M. Dwayne Smith,Margaret A. Zahn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761907657

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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Carefully organized and edited, this book combines a comprehensive review of research and knowledge in the field of social study of homicide. The contributors, leading scholars in the field, have each provided defining summaries of the current state of knowledge for their subject of expertise. Together, the chapters provide an ideal reference for readers interested in up-to-date knowledge about homicide issues.
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Homicide, North and South

Being a Comparative View of Crime Against the Person in Several Parts of the United States

Author: Horace V. Redfield

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 9780814208519

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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While H. V. Redfield was not the first person to note the elevated amount of interpersonal violence in Southern and border states, Homicide, North and South was the first book to investigate regional differences in murder systematically, by discussing counts and rates from different states and the two major regions side by side. It appears to be the first book to draw on newspaper clippings to document homicide rates quantitatively, and it certainly was the first work to do so in a systematic, comparative fashion. Redfield was the first person to use multiple data sources, both news clippings and (from those states that collected and published them) mortality or criminal statistics. Where possible, he compared such records with one another to establish their joint reliability.
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Homicide

A Sociological Explanation

Author: Leonard Beeghley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585471436

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Echoing Durkheim's Suicide, this book focuses on one important phenomenon to explain larger currents in American society. Leonard Beeghley examines the historical and cross-national dimensions of homicides and evaluates previous attempts to explain it. He finds the sources of America's murder rate in the greater availability of guns, the expansion of illegal drug markets, greater racial discrimination, more exposure to violence, and sharper economic inequalities. He deftly blends the evidence related to each of these factors into a well-reasoned sociological analysis of the nature of American society.
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Fault in Homicide

Towards a Schematic Approach to the Fault Elements for Murder and Involuntary Manslaughter in England, Australia and India

Author: Stanley Meng Heong Yeo

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862872752

Category: Criminal liability

Page: 312

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Yeo's work examines the laws of England, Australia and India pertaining to the fault elements required for the crimes of murder and manslaughter. It contends that the Indian laws are superior and suggests a set of draft provisions which could comprise a viable model for reform of the English and Australian laws. The work is directly relevant to issues being considered in the development of the Model Criminal Code.
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Homicide

A Year On The Killing Streets

Author: David Simon

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847673902

Category: True Crime

Page: 672

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'A masterpiece' MARTIN AMIS 'The best book about homicide detectives by an American writer' NORMAN MAILER Based on a year on the killing streets of Baltimore, David Simon's true crime masterpiece reveals a city few will ever experience. Day in day out citizens are shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the centre of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world.
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After Homicide

Practical and Political Responses to Bereavement

Author: Paul Elliott Rock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198267959

Category: Psychology

Page: 342

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Describing the collective responses of bereaved people to the aftermath of violent death, this book concentrates particularly on the birth, development and organization of the self-help and campaigning groups that emerged in the last decade.
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Understanding Domestic Homicide

Author: Neil Websdale

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555533939

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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Case histories of some 300 homicides involving family members, framed within their interpersonal, familial, cultural, and situational contexts.
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