The Allure of Premeditated Murder: Why Some People Plan to Kill

The Allure of Premeditated Murder: Why Some People Plan to Kill

by Jack Levin, Julie B. Wiest


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538103883
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/18/2018
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 823,267
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Jack Levin is the Brudnick Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at
Northeastern University, where he co-directs its Center on Violence and Conflict. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 books, most recently Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder, The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder, and The Violence of Hate: Understanding Harmful Forms of Bias and Bigotry.

Julie B. Wiest is an Associate Professor of Sociology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She authored Creating Cultural Monsters: Serial Murder in America, as well as scholarly articles examining the influence of gender roles in court case outcomes of filicidal parents; media coverage of serial murder, mass murder, and active shooters; and public interest in serial and mass murder.

Table of Contents

The Most Hideous Homicides: An Introduction
1 Planning Is the Payoff
2 Going Out in a Blaze of Glory
3 The Thrill of the Hunt
4 Mind over Murder
5 Justice Is in the Weapon of the Beholder
6 Helping Yourself to Murder
7 Death for Dollars
8 Prevention: What Works and What Doesn’t Work
9 An Epidemic of Epidemic Thinking
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