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Studying and Preventing Homicide
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Studying and Preventing Homicide
Issues and Challenges

Edited by:
  • M. Dwayne Smith - Criminology, University of South Florida, Founding Editor of Homicide Studies
  • Margaret A. Zahn - Sociology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh


October 1998 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Beginning with an introduction that summarizes the social theories of homicide and the methodological issues in the study of homicide, this accessible volume focuses on various types of homicides including: mass and serial murders; homicides by youth; gang homicides; domestic homicides; homicides by female offenders; and alcohol/drug related homicides.

 
PART ONE: THE STUDY OF HOMICIDE
M Dwayne Smith and Margaret A Zahn
Introduction
Margaret A Zahn and Patricia L McCall
Homicide in the 20th Century United States
Trends and Patterns  
Marc Riedel
Sources of Homicide Data
 
PART TWO: SPECIAL ISSUES IN THE STUDY OF HOMICIDE
Angela Browne, Kirk R Williams and Donald Dutton
Homicide Between Intimate Partners
James Alan Fox and Jack Levin
Serial Murder
Myths and Realities  
Kathleen Auerhahn and Robert Nash Parker
Drugs, Alcohol, and Homicide
Gary LaFree
Homicide
Cross-National Perspectives  
 
PART THREE: ISSUES INVOLVING HOMICIDE AMONG DIFFERENT SOCIAL GROUPS
Darnell F Hawkins
African Americans and Homicide
Ramiro Martinez Jr and Matthew T Lee
Latinos and Homicide
Kathleen M Heide
Youth Homicide
Cheryl Maxson
Gang Homicide
 
PART FOUR: PREVENTING HOMICIDE: PROPOSED STRATEGIES
William C Bailey and Ruth D Peterson
Capital Punishment, Homicide, and Deterrence
An Assessment of the Evidence  
Philip J Cook and Mark H Moore
Guns, Gun Control, and Homicide
James A Mercy and W Rodney Hammond
Preventing Homicide
A Public Health Perspective  

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