The Murder Book

The Murder Book

This book offers a holistic view of homicide: referencing theories from different disciplines (psychology, biology, sociology, criminology) and findings from different regions around the world.

Author: Kim Davies

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0131724010

Category: Law

Page: 346

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This book offers a holistic view of homicide: referencing theories from different disciplines (psychology, biology, sociology, criminology) and findings from different regions around the world. Using examples from all types of incidents, the book provides more realistic coverage because it includes not just the high profile cases shown in the media and in books. Encouraging a scholarly understanding of the topic, it devotes separate chapters to each type of homicide and includes unique chapters on solving homicides and processing homicides in court.
Categories: Law

American Homicide

American Homicide

The murder book: Examining homicide. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Declercq, F., & Audenaert, K. (2011). Predatory violence aiming at relief in a case
of mass murder: Meloy's criteria for applied forensic practice. Behavioral
Sciences ...

Author: Richard M. Hough

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483384160

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 435

American Homicide examines all types of homicide, and gives additional attention to the more prevalent types of murder and suspicious deaths in the United States. Authors Richard M. Hough and Kimberly D. McCorkle employ more than 30 years of academic and practitioner experience to help explain why and how people kill and how society reacts. This compressive text takes a balanced approach combining scholarly research and theory with compelling details about recent cases and coverage of current trends.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Social Deviance

Encyclopedia of Social Deviance

Kim Davies See also Domestic Violence; Lynching; Serial Murder; Southern
Subculture of Violence Further Readings Davies, K. (2008). The murder book:
Examining homicide. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. Evans, L. (
2011) ...

Author: Craig J. Forsyth

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483340463

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

View: 839

Social deviance does not involve just criminal behavior—it’s any behavior that violates a cultural norm, and that can involve something as minor as consistently and deliberately wearing lively mismatched socks. Moreover, whether a crime, a sin, or simply unique taste, what’s considered deviant at one time and place can change, as when extensive tattooing and "body art" evolved from a sideshow carnival spectacle to a nearly universal rite of passage within U.S. culture. Drawing contributions from across the social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, anthropology, criminology, politics, psychology, and religion, the Encyclopedia of Social Deviance introduces students to this lively field of rule-making and rebellion that strikes at the core of what it means to be an individual living in a social world. Key Features: More than 300 articles are organized A-to-Z in two volumes available in both electronic and print formats. Articles, authored by key figures in the field, conclude with cross-reference links and further readings. Although organized A-to-Z, a thematic “Reader’s Guide” groups related articles by broad areas (e.g., Concepts; Theories; Research Methodologies; Individual Deviance; Organizational Deviance; etc.) as one handy search feature on the e-Reference platform, which also includes a comprehensive index of search terms.
Categories: Social Science

Madeleine Smith on Trial

Madeleine Smith on Trial

Davies, Kimberley A. The Murder Book: Examining Homicide. London: Pearson,
2007. Dolan, Francis E. Dangerous Familiars: Representations of Domestic
Crimes in England 1550–1700. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994.
Donaldson ...

Author: Brian Jenkins

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476678405

Category: True Crime

Page: 237

View: 943

 In 1855, Glasgow socialite Madeleine Smith began a flirtation with Pierre L'Angelier, a handsome clerk--for her a mere diversion. But L'Angelier sought social mobility. Their class disparity gave her control of the intrigue but when the relationship turned sexual, the power imbalance shifted. The Scots recognized irregular unions in certain cases. L'Angelier considered Smith his wife, a part she at first discreetly played. When he refused to step aside and allow her a more socially acceptable marriage, his removal became necessary. Smith's sensational murder trial captivated both Britain and America. Despite compelling evidence of guilt, various factors led to her acquittal--her class and gender, the peculiarities of Scottish law--and many believed the case went to trial only because the Crown feared blatant confirmation that justice was not blind.
Categories: True Crime

Homicide

Homicide

Students and instructors in the areas of forensic science, sociology, criminology, psychology, psychiatry, justice and criminal justice at the university level will find this book to be a comprehensive resource, as will those researching ...

Author: Wayne Petherick

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128125298

Category: Law

Page: 341

View: 126

Homicide examines the incidence and prevalence of homicide in major western nations, covering the biological, psychological and social roots of homicide from genetic and evolutionary perspectives, but also considering emotions and the influence of peers. Different types of homicide are discussed, with final chapters covering tactics for investigation and homicide prevention. Students and instructors in the areas of forensic science, sociology, criminology, psychology, psychiatry, justice and criminal justice at the university level will find this book to be a comprehensive resource, as will those researching homicide and related topics. Provides an up-to-date examination of homicide, including rates, causes and responses to from an international point-of-view Includes multiple homicide types (serial, spree and mass), ideological homicide, and domestic and sexual homicide, amongst others Uses historical and current research and theory on homicide from around the world
Categories: Law

A History of Murder

A History of Murder

... were to offer him the opportunity of personally witnessing the same type of
scene across societies, he would choose a murder trial, because it reveals so
many matters of the first importance.1 This book examines homicides on record
without ...

Author: Pieter Spierenburg

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745643779

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 934

This book offers a fascinating and insightful overview of seven centuries of murder in Europe. It tells the story of the changing face of violence and documents the long-term decline in the incidence of homicide. From medieval vendettas to stylised duels, from the crime passionel of the modern period right up to recent public anxieties about serial killings and underworld assassinations, the book offers a richly illustrated account of murder's metamorphoses. In this original and compelling contribution, Spierenburg sheds new light on several important themes. He looks, for example, at the transformation of homicide from a private matter, followed by revenge or reconciliation, into a public crime, always subject to state intervention. Combining statistical data with a cultural approach, he demonstrates the crucial role gender played in the spiritualisation of male honour and the subsequent reduction of male-on-male aggression, as well as offering a comparative view of how different social classes practised and reacted to violence. This authoritative study will be of great value to students and scholars of the history of crime and violence, criminology and the sociology of violence. At a time when murder rates are rising and public fears about violent crime are escalating, this book will also interest the general reader intrigued by how our relationship with murder reached this point.
Categories: History

Profiling Serial Murder The Investigation of Violent Sexualized Homicide

Profiling Serial Murder  The Investigation of Violent Sexualized Homicide

The book examines the effectiveness and efficiency of the typologies of violent, sexualized homicide (lust murder...erotophonophilia) advocated by four contemporary researchers, specifically, Godwin, 2001; Holmes & Holmes, 2002; Keppel & ...

Author: Janet E. McClellan Ph. D.

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1797929801

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 232

The book examines the effectiveness and efficiency of the typologies of violent, sexualized homicide (lust murder...erotophonophilia) advocated by four contemporary researchers, specifically, Godwin, 2001; Holmes & Holmes, 2002; Keppel & Walter, 1999; Kocsis, Cooksey, & Irwin, 2002. The behavior and activities exhibited by offenders to distinguish violent, sexualized homicide from other types of serial murderers are presented through multiple case studies analysis of the offenders' psychosocial histories and offense patterns. The serial murderers examined include detailed accounts of those committed by Theodore Bundy, Jeffery Dahmer, and Dennis Rader. The results of the research indicate that when the stand-alone typologies of Godwin, 2001; Holmes & Holmes, 2002; Keppel & Walter, 1999; Kocsis, Cooksey, & Irwin, 2002 are used they may not be reliable or dependable tools in the development of a suspect offender profile. Moreover, within the case studies examined, the typologies created by those researchers were not fully capable of identifying characteristics of serial murderers. Therefore, the book presents a composite typology technique for a much more promising approach in determining a suspect pool from a broader range of psychosocial, offense activities, and particular characteristics of an offender to aid in an investigation.
Categories: Social Science

Murder 101

Murder 101

Offers a lively "course" in the investigation of murder, from the crime scene through the trial, stopping along the way to examine the body, the evidence, the witnesses, the suspects, and the aftermath of this most heinous crime.

Author: Robert L. Snow

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 027598432X

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 415

Offers a lively examination of the investigation of murder, from the crime scene through the trial, stopping along the way to examine the body, the evidence, the witnesses, the suspects, and the aftermath of this most heinous crime.
Categories: Social Science

Understanding Domestic Homicide

Understanding Domestic Homicide

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

Author: Neil Websdale

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555533930

Category: Law

Page: 289

View: 698

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

Homicide

Homicide

Carefully organized and edited, this book combines a comprehensive review of research and knowledge in the field of social study of homicide.

Author: M. Dwayne Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761907653

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

View: 543

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.
Categories: Social Science

The Killers Among Us

The Killers Among Us

-- The state-of-the-art in law enforcement investigation of serial murder. This book brings together all of what we know, what we think we know, and what we don't know about the horrific violence of serial murder.

Author: Steven A. Egger

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5181815

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 835

-- The six myths of serial murder: addressing the "black hole of misinformation" that surrounds the subject. -- Detailed case studies of John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and other serial killers. -- The state-of-the-art in law enforcement investigation of serial murder. This book brings together all of what we know, what we think we know, and what we don't know about the horrific violence of serial murder. Part I introduces the subject of serial murder and presents the "six myths" of serial murder that interfere with understanding and successful investigation. Part II presents detailed case studies of four infamous serial killers, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Kenneth Bianchi and Henry Lee Lucas. Part Ill focuses on the investigation of serial murder, showing the problems law enforcement faces -- notably "linkage blindness", the inability of unwillingness of police agencies to share information on unsolved murders. This section includes an extensive discussion of fourteen different police responses to serial murder. Finally, the author -- a noted criminologist and former homicide investigator -- discusses the future of serial murder and its investigation. Students of criminology, psychology and sociology; true crime buffs; mystery writers and readers; journalists; skeptics; and criminal justice professionals.
Categories: Social Science

The Psychology of Lust Murder

The Psychology of Lust Murder

The book concludes with a number of practical suggestions linked to clinical prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies; police training, profiling, and apprehension efforts; as well as legal and public policy responses to sexually ...

Author: Catherine Purcell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080462578

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 855

The Psychology of Lust Murder systematically examines the phenomenon of paraphilia (i.e., aberrant sexuality) in relationship to the crime of lust murder. By synthesizing the relevant theories on sexual homicide and serial killing, the authors develop an original, timely, sensible model that accounts for the emergence and progression of paraphilias expressed through increasingly violent erotic fantasies. Over time, these disturbing paraphilic images that, among other things, involve rape, body mutilation and dismemberment, torture, post-mortem sexual intercourse, and cannibalism, are all actualized. Thus, it is the sustained presence of deviant sexuality that contributes to and serves as underlying motive for the phenomenon of lust murder (a.k.a. erotophonophilia). Going well beyond theoretical speculation, the authors (Dr. Catherine Purcell, a forensic psychologist and Dr. Bruce Arrigo, a criminologist) apply their integrated model to the gruesome and chilling case of Jeffrey Dahmer. They convincingly demonstrate where and how their conceptual framework provides a more complete explanation of lust homicide than any other model available in the field today. The book concludes with a number of practical suggestions linked to clinical prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies; police training, profiling, and apprehension efforts; as well as legal and public policy responses to sexually violent and predatory assailants. Comprehensive in its coverage, accessible in its prose, and thoughtful in its analysis, The Psychology of Lust Murder is a must read for any person interested in the crime of erotophonophilia and those offenders responsible for its serial commission. Contributes, in a thoughtful and scholarly way, to the audiences' existing library of books on crimes and criminals Provides new and insightful information on the criminal behavior of Jeffrey Dahmer Enables readers to compare and contrast different models/theories on sexual homicide and serial murder Assists researchers, educators, public officials, and the lay public determine how best to respond to the phenomenon of lust murder
Categories: Social Science

Cold Case Homicides

Cold Case Homicides

This guide defines the characteristics of a cold case homicide; details various investigative methods used by law enforcement agencies; explores the actual experiences of detectives in re-opening case files; and presents current ...

Author: R.H. Walton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420003941

Category: Law

Page: 672

View: 802

Written by a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in law enforcement, Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques provides effective and accessible information to those responsible for investigating and resolving previously examined - but still unsolved - cold case homicides. The book merges theory with practice through the use of case histories, photographs, illustrations, and checklists that convey essential, fundamental concepts while providing a strong, practical basis for the investigative process. It combines proven techniques from forensics, psychology, and criminal investigation, and focuses on technologies that may not have been available at the time of the crime. This guide defines the characteristics of a cold case homicide; details various investigative methods used by law enforcement agencies; explores the actual experiences of detectives in re-opening case files; and presents current technologies such as ViCAP, HITS, and TracKRS used in the identification of cases related to the re-opened case, or its perpetrator. It also highlights technological changes that contribute greatly to law enforcement's abilities to solve cold case homicides such as computerized print technology, the specificity of DNA, and the expanding data banks that enable the linkage of previously unknown suspects to the crimes they committed. Addressing methods particularly valuable to cold cases, Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques assists the investigator in being prepared, focused, objective - and successful in obtaining the truth.
Categories: Law

The Allure of Premeditated Murder

The Allure of Premeditated Murder

The Allure of Premeditated Murder examines why some people plan and implement terrible violence against others.

Author: Jack Levin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538103890

Category: True Crime

Page: 180

View: 191

The Allure of Premeditated Murder examines why some people plan and implement terrible violence against others. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with murderers, Jack Levin and Julie B. Wiest help readers understand why such vicious murders occur and what we can do to minimize their incidence.
Categories: True Crime

Murder in America

Murder in America

Analyzes motivations behind common and unusual acts of homicide, and addresses such modern issues as female and juvenile killers, workplace homicides, and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.

Author: Ronald M. Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761920927

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

View: 878

Analyzes motivations behind common and unusual acts of homicide, and addresses such modern issues as female and juvenile killers, workplace homicides, and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
Categories: Psychology

Family Murder

Family Murder

This book offers a unique framework for examining the various types of family murder -- delving into the commonalities, the differences, and society's misconceptions and providing readers with a comprehensive guide to begin to understand ...

Author: Susan Hatters Friedman, M.D.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780873182225

Category: Medical

Page: 196

View: 794

This book offers a unique framework for examining the various types of family murder -- delving into the commonalities, the differences, and society's misconceptions and providing readers with a comprehensive guide to begin to understand these tragedies.
Categories: Medical

When Men Murder Women

When Men Murder Women

The focus is on three types of murder of women by men - intimate partner murder, sexual murder, and the murder of older women.

Author: R. Emerson Dobash

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780199914784

Category: Murder

Page: 360

View: 283

This study presents research unique in its breadth, depth, and detail and uses both quantitative and qualitative evidence from casefiles and interviews with men convicted of murder. The focus is on three types of murder of women by men - intimate partner murder, sexual murder, and the murder of older women. Each type is examined separately, addressing the knowledge, the murder event, and the lifecourse of the perpetrators. The findings are used to explore the context and circumstances of the murder event and to describe the lifecourse of the perpetrators from childhood to adulthood and into prison
Categories: Murder

The Dynamics of Murder

The Dynamics of Murder

Far more common are intimate partner homicides, intrafamilial murders, youth
homicides, sexual homicides, single victim–single offender homicides, and ...
Within this context, the focus will be on examining the nature and causes of
murder, the relationship between firearms and lethal violence, the criminal justice
... Tables and figures accompany the text throughout the book to illustrate major
points.

Author: R. Barri Flowers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439879740

Category: Law

Page: 355

View: 270

In recent years, there has been a surge in school shootings, workplace homicides, hate violence, and deadly terrorist attacks in the United States. This has resulted in a greater focus on homicidal behavior, its antecedents, ways to recognize warning signs of at-risk victims and offenders, and preventive measures. It has also led to increased efforts by lawmakers to create and pass tough crime legislation as well as improved federal, state, and local law enforcement response to murder and other violent crimes. The Dynamics of Murder: Kill or Be Killed is a multifaceted probe of murder offenses, offenders, victims, and characteristics of homicide in American society. This book breaks new ground in homicide studies by examining issues generally ignored or neglected among researchers. Topics include murders occurring in the workplace and in schools, those perpetrated by gangs and terrorists, those incited by bias, and intimate and intrafamilial murders. The book discusses sexual killers, serial and mass murderers, and suicide. It also examines psychological and sociological theories on murder and violence, as well as the increasing role the Internet plays in these crimes. Case studies of actual murderers are included, including serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego, mass murderer Byran Koji Uyesugi, the murder/suicide case of Sahel Kazemi, and the intrafamilial murders committed by Charles Stuart and Sarah Marie Johnson. A comprehensive exploration of the crime of murder in American society, this fascinating study is an essential resource for researchers, criminologists, and other professionals in a wide range of disciplines.
Categories: Law

Sexual Homicide Patterns and Motives Paperback

Sexual Homicide  Patterns and Motives  Paperback

Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.

Author: John E. Douglas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439118313

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

View: 945

Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. -- and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better information about these men: their crime scene patterns, violent acts, and above all, their motivations for committing these shocking and repetitive murders. This authoritative book represents the data, findings, and implications of a long-term F.B.I.-sponsored study of serial sex killers. Specially trained F.B.I. agents examined thirty-six convicted, incarcerated sexual murderers to build a valuable new bank of information which reveals the world of the serial sexual killer in both quantitative and qualitative detail. Data was obtained from official psychiatric and criminal records, court transcripts, and prison reports, as well as from extensive interviews with the offenders themselves. Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.
Categories: Psychology

The Will To Kill

The Will To Kill

Authored by renowned experts, the Fifth Edition places recent crimes in context by reviewing current homicide laws, introducing the latest theories that seek to explain murder, and presenting up-to-date statistical data that identify ...

Author: James Alan Fox

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506365947

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 612

Now with SAGE Publishing, The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder explores extraordinary and seemingly inexplicable cases of homicide—not to sensationalize them—but to educate you about these crimes. Authored by renowned experts, the Fifth Edition places recent crimes in context by reviewing current homicide laws, introducing the latest theories that seek to explain murder, and presenting up-to-date statistical data that identify homicide patterns and trends. You will develop a foundational understanding of a variety of topics, for example, domestic and workplace homicide, cult and hate killings, murders committed by juveniles, and serial slayings. You will also examine various criminal justice responses to homicide, including the strategies and tactics employed to apprehend, prosecute, and punish killers. New to the Fifth Edition Up-to-date research and data offers you the latest statistics on homicide patterns and trends in recent years. New illustrative cases cover various forms of homicide, focusing on crimes that drew significant interest from the public and policymakers alike and provide you with unique insights into violent behavior. Updated coverage of recent controversies, legislative changes, and Supreme Court decisions includes heightened concern over mass shootings, hate-motivated homicide and terrorism; new laws, shifting policies, and Supreme Court rulings pertaining to gun rights, juvenile offenders and the death penalty; and advances in surveillance technology, computer-aided investigation, and DNA forensic testing. Early introduction of theories helps you to understand the definition of homicide/homicide laws before developing a theoretical framework to explain violence.
Categories: Social Science