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ISBN-13 9780135009451ISBN-10 0135009456
ISBN-10 0131724010ISBN-13 9780131724013
Author(s): Kim Davies
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2008 Pages: 360

For courses in Homicide Studies and other courses in Criminal Justice and  Criminology.

Moving away from sensationalism, this text provides a broad academic treatment of homicide. Appropriate for undergraduate students, it offers a holistic view of the topic: 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 text 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.