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Male Male Murder

Author : Russell Dobash
ISBN : 0367435969
Genre : Male murderers
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In MALE-MALE MURDER, Dobash and Dobash - experienced researchers and longtime collaborators use evidence from their Murder Study to examine 424 men who murdered another man. Using both quantitative and qualitative data drawn from a wider study of 866 homicide case files and 200 in-depth interviews with murderers in prison. They focus on Five Types of Male-Male Murder: Confrontational/Fighters; Murder for Money/Financial Gain; Murder Between Men in the Family; Sexual Murder Between Men; Murder of Older Men. Each type is examined in depth and detail in a separate section that begins with a brief overview of relevant research and is followed by a comprehensive examination of the murder event including subtypes that illustrate the diversity within each type of murder. Following the examination of the Five Types of Male-Male Murder, the focus turns to the lifecourse of the perpetrators including Childhood, Adulthood, and their time in Prison. Lastly, the reflect on the body of findings from the wider Murder Study, particularly those committed by male perpetrators, and suggest the importance of gender in understanding these lethal events. The Dobashes bring their research skills and insights to the complex task of covering the entire scope of homicide cases in which men murder men. This is an essential text for students, professionals, policy makers, and researchers studying violence, gender, and homicide.

When Men Murder Women

Author : R. Emerson Dobash
ISBN : 9780199914784
Genre : Social Science
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This study presents research unique in its breadth, depth, and detail and uses both quantitative and qualitative evidence from casefiles and interviews with men convicted of murder. The focus is on three types of murder of women by men - intimate partner murder, sexual murder, and the murder of older women. Each type is examined separately, addressing the knowledge, the murder event, and the lifecourse of the perpetrators. The findings are used to explore the context and circumstances of the murder event and to describe the lifecourse of the perpetrators from childhood to adulthood and into prison.

Murder In America

Author : Ronald M. Holmes
ISBN : 0761920927
Genre : Psychology
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Analyzes motivations behind common and unusual acts of homicide, and addresses such modern issues as female and juvenile killers, workplace homicides, and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.

Murder An Analysis Of Its Forms Conditions And Causes

Author : Gerhard Falk
ISBN : 0899504787
Genre : Social Science
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A unique study providing evidence that murder is predictable and the exceptionally high murder rate in the United States is reduceable. Part I examines 50 case histories and an analysis of 912 homicides from an original study made in Erie County (Buffalo), New York. Part II discusses multicide, serial killers, and mass murderers. Part III covers assassinations and executions and a final part presents conclusions.

Murder And The Reasonable Man

Author : Cynthia Lee
ISBN : 9780814751169
Genre : Law
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A man murders his wife after she has admitted her infidelity; another man kills an openly gay teammate after receiving a massage; a third man, white, goes for a jog in a “bad” neighborhood, carrying a pistol, and shoots an African American teenager who had his hands in his pockets. When brought before the criminal justice system, all three men argue that they should be found “not guilty”; the first two use the defense of provocation, while the third argues he used his gun in self-defense. Drawing upon these and similar cases, Cynthia Lee shows how two well-established, traditional criminal law defenses—the doctrines of provocation and self-defense—enable majority-culture defendants to justify their acts of violence. While the reasonableness requirement, inherent in both defenses, is designed to allow community input and provide greater flexibility in legal decision-making, the requirement also allows majority-culture defendants to rely on dominant social norms, such as masculinity, heterosexuality, and race (i.e., racial stereotypes), to bolster their claims of reasonableness. At the same time, Lee examines other cases that demonstrate that the reasonableness requirement tends to exclude the perspectives of minorities, such as heterosexual women, gays and lesbians, and persons of color. Murder and the Reasonable Man not only shows how largely invisible social norms and beliefs influence the outcomes of certain criminal cases, but goes further, suggesting three tentative legal reforms to address problems of bias and undue leniency. Ultimately, Lee cautions that the true solution lies in a change in social attitudes.

Serial Murder

Author : Ronald M. Holmes
ISBN : 9781412974424
Genre : Social Science
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Provides a solid review of the subject, with an accessible, incisive presentation, including photos and features unique to this edition.

The Dynamics Of Murder

Author : R. Barri Flowers
ISBN : 9781466588752
Genre : Law
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In recent years, there has been a surge in school shootings, workplace homicides, hate violence, and deadly terrorist attacks in the United States. This has resulted in a greater focus on homicidal behavior, its antecedents, ways to recognize warning signs of at-risk victims and offenders, and preventive measures. It has also led to increased effor

Murder And Penal Policy

Author : Barry Mitchell
ISBN : 9781349207459
Genre : Social Science
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Based on a two-part study, this book examines the courts' interpretation of murder and the management of those serving life sentences for murder. It discusses the law, legal reforms, life imprisonment and the possibilities for releasing "lifers" without endangering the public.

Murder In Shakespeare S England

Author : Vanessa McMahon
ISBN : 1852855363
Genre : History
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A social history of how murder was committed, investigated, and punished in Stuart England examines a range of specific cases while discussing the seventeenth-century public's fascination with violence as reflected in its overflowing courtrooms and numerous crime-inspired works of art.

Partial Defences To Murder

Author : Great Britain. Law Commission
ISBN : 0101630123
Genre : Law
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Following on from an earlier consultation paper by the Law Commission (Consultation paper 173, ISBN 0117302597) published in October 2003, this report makes recommendations on the law and practice of the partial defences to murder of diminished responsibility and provocation, as covered by the Homicide Act 1957, with particular regard to domestic violence situations. It also considers whether there should be a partial defence to murder in cases involving the use of excessive force in self-defence. Appendices include sections detailing: research into the ways in which the law of provocation and diminished responsibility are working; a brief empirical survey of public opinion relating to partial defences to murder; a synopsis of sample cases of female defendants convicted of murder; and a sociological history of provocation and diminished responsibility.

Murder In Grosse Pointe

Author : Andrew Hartwood
ISBN : 9780595312818
Genre : Fiction
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Adventure, action and romance from the suburbs of Detroit to the streets of London.

Biennial Report Of The Attorney General

Author : Arkansas. Office of the Attorney General
ISBN : OSU:32437011303274
Genre : Attorneys general's opinions
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1910/12 includes "Official opinions."

Murder Magic Madness

Author : Davies Owen
ISBN : 9781317867555
Genre : History
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In 1856 William Dove, a young tenant farmer, was tried and executed for the poisoning of his wife Harriet. The trial might have been a straightforward case of homicide, but because Dove became involved with Henry Harrison, a Leeds wizard, and demonstrated through his actions and words a strong belief in magic and the powers of the devil, considerable effort was made to establish whether these beliefs were symptomatic of insanity. It seems that Dove murdered his wife to hasten a prediction made by Harrison that he would remarry a more attractive and wealthy woman. Dove employed Harrison to perform various acts of magic, and also made his own written pact with the devil to improve his personal circumstances. The book will study Dove’s beliefs and Harrison’s activities within the rural and urban communities in which they lived, and examine how modern cultures attempted to explain this largely hidden mental world, which was so sensationally exposed. The Victorian period is often portrayed as an age of great social and educational progress. This book shows how beliefs dismissed by some Victorians as ‘medieval superstitions’ continued to influence the thoughts and actions of many people, viz most famously Conan `table tapper' Doyle.

Narratives Of Women And Murder In England 1680 1760

Author : Kirsten T. Saxton
ISBN : 0754663647
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Arguing for the centrality of the female criminal subject to the rise of the British novel, Kirsten Saxton compares representations of homicidal women in legal documents with those in the early novels of Behn, Manley, Defoe, and Fielding. She demonstrates that legal narratives informed the novel's evolution and fictional texts shaped the development of legal narratives, and suggests that Augustan configurations of the murderess continue to influence our legal and social conceptions of femininity.

Using Murder

Author : Philip Jenkins
ISBN : 0202305252
Genre : Social Science
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In the last decade, serial murder has become a source of major concern for law enforcement agencies, while the serial killer has attracted widespread interest as a villain in popular culture. There is no doubt, however, that popular fears and stereotypes have vastly exaggerated the actual scale of multiple homicide activity. In assessing the concern and the interest, Jenkins has produced an innovative synthesis of approaches to social problem construction. It includes an historical and social-scientific estimate of the objective scale of serial murder; a rhetorical analysis of the construction of the phenomenon in public debate; and a cultural studies-oriented analysis of the portrayal of serial murder in contemporary literature, film, and the mass media. Using Murder suggests that a problem of this sort can only be understood in the context of its political and rhetorical dimension; that fears of crime and violence are valuable for particular constituencies and interest groups, which put them to their own uses. In part, these agendas are bureaucratic, in the sense that exaggerated concern about the offense generates support for criminal justice agencies. But other forces are at work in the culture at large, where serial murder has become an invaluable rhetorical weapon in public debates over issues like gender, race, and sexual orientation. Serial murder is worthy of study not so much for its intrinsic significance, but rather for what it suggests about the concerns, needs, and fears of the society that has come to portray it as an “ultimate evil.” Using Murder is a highly original study of a powerful contemporary mythology by a criminologist and historian versed in the constructionist literature on the origins of “moral panics.”

Domestic Murder In Nineteenth Century England

Author : Bridget Walsh
ISBN : 9781317148456
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Why did certain domestic murders fire the Victorian imagination? In her analysis of literary and cultural representations of this phenomenon across genres, Bridget Walsh traces how the perception of the domestic murderer changed across the nineteenth century and suggests ways in which the public appetite for such crimes was representative of wider social concerns. She argues that the portrayal of domestic murder did not signal a consensus of opinion regarding the domestic space, but rather reflected significant discontent with the cultural and social codes of behaviour circulating in society, particularly around issues of gender and class. Examining novels, trial transcripts, medico-legal documents, broadsides, criminal and scientific writing, illustration and, notably, Victorian melodrama, Walsh focuses on the relationship between the domestic sphere, so central to Victorian values, and the desecration of that space by the act of murder. Her book encompasses the gendered representation of domestic murder for both men and women as it tackles crucial questions related to Victorian ideas of nationhood, national health, political and social inequality, newspaper coverage of murder, unstable and contested models of masculinity and the ambivalent portrayal of the female domestic murderer at the fin de siècle.

The Contested Murder Of Latasha Harlins

Author : Brenda Stevenson
ISBN : 9780199944576
Genre : History
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In this book, Stevenson explores the long-simmering resentment within LA's black community that ultimately erupted in April 1992 by focusing on an preceding event that encapsulated the growing racial and social polarization in the city over the course of the 1980s and early 1990s: the 1991 shooting of a fifteen-year old African American girl, Latasha Harlins, by a Korean grocer who suspected Harlins of shoplifting.

Lynching And Leisure

Author : Terry Anne Scott
ISBN : 9781682261897
Genre : History
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Includes appendix: List of lynching victims in Texas, 1866-1942. Data table includes date, name, race, gender, city, county, alleged crime, mode of death, size of mob.

The Atlanta Co Ed Murder

Author : Glen C. Carrington
ISBN : 9781452040622
Genre : Fiction
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The Atlanta Co-Ed Murder is a story about who murdered a young attractive middle-class co-ed on a college campus. The body was discovered by the college security guard who stopped three young men, premiere athletes on the University's top performing sports team, trying to dispose of the remains. The young men were enrolled in an all male college and the murdered co-ed was the girlfriend of one of the three 'prima donnas' athletes. The young lady was a student at the all girl's neighboring college. The sparks begin to fly early when the male institution takes the preliminary position that the young men are presumed innocent and a former alumnus who has become a major national religious figure takes an interest in the case. Also, intentionally conspicuous legal council is hired to represent the athletes and it appears that a 'male' perspective is dominating the early agenda. But the opposite point of view is quickly consolidated by a high profile female administrator from the women's college who can match the passion and intellect of her male counterparts. The City of Atlanta becomes divided in this intellectual and legally charged debate on who's responsible for the murder of Carlita Valencia? Ms. Valencia's father is a well-known Atlanta attorney working for the law firm of Mr. Franklin Dillard, the renowned Bay Area legal scholar who lost his daughter two years earlier in the infamous Oakland Hills Vodou Murders case. The individual who solved that mentally challenging case, Detective William Monroe Lincoln, has been hired to help the Atlanta Police Department solve this homicide. The characters involved are sometimes as flamboyant as the rhetoric and the circumstances and Detective Lincoln must concentrate on the facts presented and not on the continuous ebb and flow of the non-material items which seem to constantly obscure his search for the truth. When one of the characters consistently exhibits a behavior of physical foreplay in responding to his questions, the detective brings in his formidable friend Lenny who can match pound for pound any physical threat presented. The case requires Detective Lincoln's analytical skills to be at their best in order to help the victim's parents bring peace to their lives after losing their precious daughter. The Atlanta Co-Ed Murder once again puts Detective play.

Inequality Crime And Health Among African American Males

Author : Marino A. Bruce
ISBN : 9781786350527
Genre : Social Science
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In this volume, authors draw from theoretical and methodological frameworks in the health, social and behavioral sciences to illustrate how poor outcomes among individuals and communities can be linked to the interplay of multiple factors operating at various levels.

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