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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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