The Handbook to Homicide
(Wiley Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice)
Brookman, Fiona (EDT)
Maguire, Edward R. (EDT)
Maguire, Mike (EDT)
738 p. 25 cm
Presents a series of original essays by renowned authors from around the world, reflecting the latest scholarship on the nature, causes, and patterns of homicide, as well as policies and practices for its investigation and prevention.
The Handbook of Homicide presents a series of original essays by renowned authors from around the world, reflecting the latest scholarship on the nature, causes, and patterns of homicide, as well as policies and practices for its investigation and prevention.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors ix Introduction: Homicide in Global Perspective xix Fiona Brookman, Edward R. Maguire, and Mike Maguire Part I Homicide in Context 1 1 Murderous Thoughts: The Macro, Micro, and Momentary in Theorizing the Causes and Consequences of Criminal Homicide 3 Helen Innes, Sarah Tucker, and Martin Innes 2 Geographic and Temporal Variation in Cross National Homicide Victimization Rates 20 Meghan L. Rogers and William Alex Pridemore 3 Some Trends in Homicide and Its Age Crime Curves 44 Alfred Blumstein 4 Social and Legal Responses to Homicide 54 Mark Cooney Part II Understanding Different Forms of Homicide 71 5 Gang Homicide in the United States: What We Know and Future Research Directions 73 Jesenia M. Pizarro 6 Drug Related Homicide 89 Sean P. Varano and Joseph B. Kuhns 7 Sexual Homicide: A Review of Recent Empirical Evidence (2008 to 2015) 105 Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan 8 When Women are Murdered 131 R. Emerson Dobash and Russell P. Dobash 9 Women Murdered in the Name of Honor 149 Aisha K. Gill 10 Hate and Homicide: Exploring the Extremes of Prejudice Motivated Violence 165 Nathan Hall 11 Infanticide 180 Carl P. Malmquist 12 Parricide Encapsulated 197 Kathleen M. Heide 13 Corporate Homicide, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Human Rights 213 Gary Slapper 14 Empirical Challenges to Studying Terrorism and Homicide 231 Joseph K. Young and Erin M. Kearns 15 Multiple Homicide: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder 249 Jack Levin and James Alan Fox 16 Genocide and State Sponsored Killing 268 Andy Ayd n Aitchison Part III Homicide around the Globe: International Perspectives 289 17 Homicide in Europe 291 Marieke Liem 18 Comparing Characteristics of Homicides in Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden 308 Soenita M. Ganpat 19 Homicide in Britain 320 Fiona Brookman, Helen Jones, and Sophie Pike 20 Homicide in Canada 345 Myrna Dawson 21 Typifying American Exceptionalism: Homicide in the USA 368 Amanda L. Robinson and Christopher D. Maxwell 22 Homicide in Japan 388 Tom Ellis and Koichi Hamai 23 Homicide in Australia and New Zealand: Precursors and Prevention 412 Paul Mazerolle, Li Eriksson, Richard Wortley, and Holly Johnson 24 Drivers of Homicide in Latin America and the Caribbean: Does Relative Political Capacity Matter? 432 Erik Alda 25 Homicide in Russia: Issues of Measuring and Theoretical Explanations 451 Alexandra Lysova and Nikolay Shchitov 26 Understanding Homicide in China 467 Liqun Cao 27 Homicide in India: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 486 K. Jaishankar and Debarati Halder 28 Homicide in South Africa: Offender Perspectives on Dispute related Killings of Men 499 Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard Part IV Investigating Homicide 515 29 Technology and Homicide Investigation 517 Patrick Q. Brady and William R. King 30 Solving Homicides: Trends, Causes, and Ways to Improve 533 Thomas S. Alexander and Charles F. Wellford 31 Using DNA in the Investigation of Homicide: Scientific, Operational, and Evidential Considerations 548 Robin Williams 32 Cold Case Homicide Reviews 566 Cheryl Allsop 33 A Damning Cascade of Investigative Errors: Flaws in Homicide Investigation in the USA 578 Deborah Davis and Richard A. Leo Part V Reducing and Preventing Homicide 599 34 Seeing and Treating Violence as a Health Issue 601 Charles Ransford and Gary Slutkin 35 Identifying and Intervening in Homicide Networks 626 Andrew M. Fox and Olivia R. Allen 36 Focused Deterrence and the Reduction of Gang Homicide 643 Anthony A. Braga 37 From Theory to Practice: Reducing Gun Violence and Homicide in Detroit 659 Eric Grommon, John D. McCluskey, and Timothy S. Bynum 38 Preventing Homicide 676 Edward R. Maguire Index 693