Understanding Homicide is a comprehensive and challenging text unravelling the phenomenon of homicide. The author combines original analysis with a lucid overview of the key theories and debates in the study of homicide and violence. In introducing the broad spectrum of different features, aspects and forms of homicide, Fiona Brookman examines its patterns and trends, how it may be explained, its investigation and how it may be prevented. The book is unique in its focus, coverage, and style and bridges a major gap in criminological literature. While focused in several respects upon the UK experience of homicide, the text necessarily draws upon and makes a significant contribution to international literature, research and debate.
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Table of Contents
PART ONE: PLACING HOMICIDE IN CONTEXTDeconstructing HomicidePatterns and Characteristics of Homicide in the UKEXPLANATIONS OF HOMICIDEBiological Explanations of HomicidePsychological Explanations of HomicideSociological Explanations of HomicideMAKING SENSE OF PARTICULAR FORMS OF HOMICIDEWhen Men KillWhen Women KillThe Killing of Children and InfantsMultiple Homicide 'Serial Killers', Terrorists and CorporationsPART FOUR: DEALING WITH HOMICIDEThe Investigation of HomicidePreventing Homicide in the UKOverview and Conclusions