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This thoroughly revised and updated text is about the circumstances in which people kill one another. Authored by renowned experts, WILL TO KILL, THE: MAKING SENSE OF SENSELESS MURDER, 4/e 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.
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The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder, 3/E
James Alan Fox, Northeastern University
Jack Levin, Northeastern University
Kenna D Quinet, Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
This best selling homicide text examines “the will to kill” from various perspectives.
Written by world-renowned experts, this text presents an analysis of the nature and extent of homicide and the laws that apply to it. Included are detailed analyses of many different types of homicide, including those that involve: family, youth, serial killing, mass murder, school, hate, terror and cults. Public policy issues such as the insanity defense, the death penalty and investigative strategies are also covered.
New topics include:
Murder - Suicides
Homegrown forms of terrorism
Behavioral profilingAbout the Author:
James Alan Fox and Jack Levin teach at Northeastern University and have coauthored a number of books, including Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder and Dead Lines: Essays in Murder and Mayhem. Kenna Quinet, recipient of numerous teaching awards, is a faculty fellow at the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment and chair of the criminal justice, law and public safety faculty at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis.
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