The Will to Kill: Explaining Senseless Murder

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"The Will to Kill is unique in that it covers the topic from a perspective that is interesting to the casual true crime fan and yet is an invaluable resource to the serious professional who delves into the grisly world of murder."

-Col. Robert K. Ressler, professional criminologist

Through newscasts, current events, film and television, we are drawn irresistibly to the drama, mystery and intrigue of homicides, both real and invented.

But why do people commit murder? And how is murder turned into a drama played out on the national stage? The authors of The Will to Kill answer these questions by describing the motivations at the center of a killer's mentality.

Topics covered include:

School shootings

Intimate murders

Serial killers

Medical murder

Rampage

Hate crimes

Workplace murder

Terrorism

Cult killings

The justice system

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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

ISBN-10:      0205516718
ISBN-13: 9780205516711
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:

Media coverage

Murder - Suicides

Physician-assisted deaths

“Medicide”

Homegrown forms of terrorism

DNA testing

Behavioral profiling

About 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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