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Understanding Homicide
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Understanding Homicide

Second Edition


January 2022 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In this engaging and accessible book, Brookman draws upon several decades of her own research on homicide and violence, including ethnographic research on homicide investigation in the UK and USA and interviews with violent offenders, in order to unravel the characteristics and causes of homicide, how police and forensic scientists investigate it and how it can be prevented.

Synthesising bespoke new analysis of the Home Office Homicide Index with case studies of homicides and international debate and literature, this comprehensive textbook will be a valuable resource for students studying homicide, violence, its investigation and responses to it, as well as researchers and practitioners interested in homicide and violence.


 
Part One: Placing Homicide in Context
 
Chapter 1: Deconstructing Homicide
 
Chapter 2: Patterns and Characteristics of Homicide in the UK
 
Part Two: Explanations of Homicide
 
Chapter 3: Biological Explanations of Homicide
 
Chapter 4: Psychological Explanations of Homicide
 
Chapter 5: Sociological Explanations of Homicide
 
Part Three: Making Sense of Particular Forms of Homicide
 
Chapter 6: Homicide Amongst Males
 
Chapter 7: Femicide
 
Chapter 8: Women Killing Men
 
Chapter 9: The Killing of Children
 
Chapter 10: Corporate Homicide
 
Part Four: Dealing with Homicide
 
Chapter 11: The Investigation of Homicide
 
Chapter 12: Preventing Homicide

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