The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder (4th Edition)

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9780131375673: The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder (4th Edition)

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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Written by well-known experts, this book employs the general notion of power and control as a central and unifying thesis for understanding why people kill.

Presents a classification of homicide theories, examining "the will to kill" from various perspectives. Several case studies are included in each chapter, often well-known examples drawn from recent headlines. Discusses current related controversies such as gun control, the insanity defense, and the death penalty. For anyone interested in criminology.

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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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