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ISBN-13 9780138013783ISBN-10 0138013780
ISBN-10 0131375679ISBN-13 9780131375673
Author(s): James Alan Fox; Jack Levin; Kenna Quinet
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 288

For undergraduate courses in homicide or violent behavior; and as a supplementary text for more general courses in criminology, deviance, and social problems.

This thoroughly revised and updated text is about the circumstances in which people kill one another. Authored by renowned experts, it reviews homicide laws, introduces theories purporting to explain murder, and presents up-to-date statistical data identifying homicide patterns and trends. It covers topics ranging from domestic and workplace homicide to cult and hate killings; murder committed by juveniles to serial slayings. Finally, it examines criminal justice responses to homicide, including the strategies and tactics employed to apprehend, prosecute, and punish killers. Virtually every chapter in this edition has undergone significant revision. In particular, this edition reflects recent legislative changes and Supreme Court decisions, includes new case examples, and contains extensively expanded discussions of family and school homicide.