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Rethinking Homicide

Rethinking Homicide
Exploring the Structure and Process Underlying Deadly Situations

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Criminology

  • Date Published: January 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521540582

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  • Using multiple data sources and methods, this book presents a micro-historical analysis of the nature of change and stability in homicidal situations over time. With a focus on the homicidal situation as the unit of analysis, it explores similarities and differences in the context of homicide for different social groups. Analysis of over 400,000 U.S. homicides is supplemented by qualitative analysis of narrative accounts of homicide events to more fully investigate their structure. Findings of homicidal situations across different time periods and social groups are then considered regarding their implications for criminological theory and public policy.

    • Involves a systematic analysis of over 400,000 US homicides over the last three decades
    • Empirically documents the most common situations of homicide in the last three decades
    • Provides a different way of looking at homicide - offers a nice bridge between macro-level studies of homicide rates and micro-level case studies
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    'Rethinking Homicide presents a new perspective and approach for examining homicide situations and makes an informative and useful addition to the existing body of literature on homicide, which is of use to students and practitioners researching homicide.' Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521540582
    • length: 346 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus. 19 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: studying homicide situations
    2. Theoretical development
    3. Data and methodology for studying homicide situations
    4. The empirical distribution of homicide
    5. Instrumental and expressive motives in homicide situations
    6. Gender differences in the structure of homicide situations
    7. Change and stability in the structure of youth homicide
    8. Racial differences in homicide situations
    9. Victim/offender relationships
    10. Conclusions and implications.

  • Authors

    Terance D. Miethe, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Wendy C. Regoeczi, Cleveland State University


    Kriss A. Drass

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