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Overview

This volume presents an examination of both the common and unusual acts of murder in light of society's changing norms, values, attitudes, and customs. Each chapter explores a specific type of murder by examining trends, methods, motives and statistics, and concludes with suggestions aimed at prediction and prevention.

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Editorial Reviews

Criminal Behavior and Mental Health
"This book is an informative and easy-to-read account of different aspects of murder in the United States. It covers a wide range of topics, from several killings to terrorism, but concentrates mainly on the perpetrators of homicide rather than the victims of such crime. The book provides a good introduction to the subject."— Robert Gibb
Criminal Behavior and Mental Health - Robert Gibb
"This book is an informative and easy-to-read account of different aspects of murder in the United States. It covers a wide range of topics, from several killings to terrorism, but concentrates mainly on the perpetrators of homicide rather than the victims of such crime. The book provides a good introduction to the subject."
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Interweaving a scholarly presentation with sensational scenarios, the authors examine both the common and unusual acts of homicide in light of society's changing norms, values, attitudes, and customs. Each chapter explores a specific type of homicide by examining trends, methods, motives, statistics, and other descriptive information, and concludes with suggestions aimed at prediction and prevention. For students and general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761920922
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

 

Ronald M. Holmes is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them Profiling Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, and Serial Murder. He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.

is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them and He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.

Stephen T. Holmes is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. Prior to this position, he was a social science analyst for the National Institute of Justice in Washington, D.C. He has authored 6 books and more than 15 articles dealing with policing, drug testing, probation and parole issues, and violent crime. He received his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.

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Table of Contents

Murder in America
Serial Murder
Female Serial Killers
Mass Murder
Children Who Kill
Intimates Who Kill
Parents Who Kill
Sex-Related Homocides
Murder in the Workplace

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