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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.Informs readers regarding the different types of homicide, theories about homicide, and homicide law. Discusses how often homicides are solved and the personnel and technology needed to do so. Includes an overview of defenses to criminal homicide including the insanity defense, as well as detailed information from the trial of a serial killer.Those interested in Criminal Justice particularly homicide.
Table of Contents
|Definitions and Degrees|
|Patterns and Trends|
|Biological and Psychological Explanations for Homicide|
|Social and Cultural Explanations for Homicide|
|Intimate Partner Homicide|
|Children Who Kill|
|Infanticide and Murder of Children|
|Mass and Spree Murder|
|Murder as Hate Crime|
|Homicide in Court|
|The Impact of Homicide|
|Future of Homicide in U.S|
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