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This book seeks to unravel the issues associated with the crime of murder, providing a highly accessible account of the subject for people coming to it for the first time. Murder uses detailed case studies as a way of exemplifying and exploring more general questions of socio-cultural responses to murder and their explanation. The book incorporates a historical perspective which both provides some fascinating examples from the past and enables readers to gain a vision of what has changed and what has remained the same within those socio-cultural responses to murder. The book also embraces questions of race and gender├│particularly cultural constructions of masculinity and femininity├│and examines the social processes of 'forgetting and remembering' in the context of particular crimes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134017997
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Series: Crime and Society Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 2 MB

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