The Murder Book

Examining Homicide

Author: Kim Davies

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131724013

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.
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American Homicide

Author: Richard M. Hough,Kimberly D. McCorkle

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483384136

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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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.
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Encyclopedia of Social Deviance

Author: Craig J. Forsyth,Heith Copes

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483340465

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

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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.
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Madeleine Smith on Trial

A Glasgow Murder and the Young Woman Too Respectable to Convict

Author: Brian Jenkins

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476678405

Category: True Crime

Page: 237

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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.
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A History of Murder

Personal Violence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present

Author: Petrus Cornelis Spierenburg,Pieter Spierenburg

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745643787

Category: History

Page: 274

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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.
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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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Murder in America

Author: Ronald M. Holmes,Stephen T. Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761920922

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

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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.
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The Dynamics of Murder

Kill or Be Killed

Author: R. Barri Flowers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439879745

Category: Law

Page: 355

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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.
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Murder 101

Homicide and Its Investigation

Author: Robert L. Snow

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275984328

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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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.
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When Men Murder Women

Author: R. Emerson Dobash,Russell P. Dobash

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199914788

Category: Murder

Page: 360

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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
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