Homicide examines the incidence and prevalence of homicide in major western nations, covering the biological, psychological and social roots of homicide from genetic and evolutionary perspectives, but also considering emotions and the influence of peers. Different types of homicide are discussed, with final chapters covering tactics for investigation and homicide prevention. Students and instructors in the areas of forensic science, sociology, criminology, psychology, psychiatry, justice and criminal justice at the university level will find this book to be a comprehensive resource, as will those researching homicide and related topics.
- Provides an up-to-date examination of homicide, including rates, causes and responses to from an international point-of-view
- Includes multiple homicide types (serial, spree and mass), ideological homicide, and domestic and sexual homicide, amongst others
- Uses historical and current research and theory on homicide from around the world
1. Introduction 2. Biological Roots of Homicide 3. Psychological Roots of Homicide 4. Social Roots of Homicide 5. Single Homicides 6. Serial Homicides 7. Spree and Mass Homicides 8. Domestic Homicides 9. Sexual Homicides 10. Ideological Homicides 11. Killing by the State 12. Investigating Homicide 13. Preventing Homicide
Wayne Petherick is Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University in Australia. Wayne's areas of interest include forensic criminology, forensic victimology, criminal motivations, criminal profiling, and applied crime analysis. He has worked on risk and threat cases, a mass homicide, stalking, rape, and a variety of civil suits involving premises liability and crime prevention. He has presented to audiences in Australia and abroad, and has published in a variety of areas including social science and legal works in the areas of criminal profiling, expert evidence, stalking, serial crimes, criminal motivations, and victimology. Wayne is co-editor of Forensic Criminology, and editor of Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues, now in its third edition.