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Murder in America

Murder in America

Second Edition

November 2000 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This second edition of the best-selling, Murder in America examines both the common and unusual acts of homicide in light of society's changing norms, values, attitudes and customs. The authors, Ronald & Stephen Holmes have worked with numerous police departments on more than 300 murder and rape cases. The types of murders discussed in this text are ones not usually discussed in great lengths in other textbooks. Chapters deal with atypical and relatively bizarre homicide, such as serial murder, mass murder, terrorism, and assassination. Also discussed are more common types of murder, such as murder committed by children, murder of children, partner homicide, and workplace homicide. Each chapter explores a specific type of homicide by examining trends, methods, motives, statistics, and other descriptive information.

New to this edition:

-Student Assignments at the end of each chapter

-Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter

New chapters in this edition:

-Female Serial Killers

-Intimates Who Kill

-Parents Who Kill

-Murder in the Workplace

Murder in America
Serial Murder
Female Serial Killers
Mass Murder
Children Who Kill
Intimates Who Kill
Parents Who Kill
Sex-Related Homocides
Murder in the Workplace

"This book is an informative and easy-to-read account of different aspects of murder in the United States. It covers a wide range of topics, from several killings to terrorism, but concentrates mainly on the perpetrators of  homicide rather than the victims of such crime. The book provides a good introduction to the subject."

Robert Gibb
Criminal Behavior and Mental Health

Easy to read and informative

Dr Maria Ioannou
School of Human and Health Sciences, Huddersfield University
January 2, 2015

This book will be immensely helpful for my dissertation students in getting to grips with the theoretical and conceptual frameworks around this topic.

Dr Elizabeth Yardley
Education, Law and Social Sciences, Birmingham City University
April 12, 2013

For anyone interested in Criminal Behaviour, this book is an absolute must. Well written and engrossing from beginning to end. I couldn't put it down.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
October 25, 2011

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