Author: Hickey (Eric) Ed. by:
Year: 2003
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9780761924371
Price: 120.00
Hardback. Murder and violent crime take many forms. Who are the perpetrators? What do they have in common and how are they different? The editor presents the 'latest' research, insightful commentary, and "true crime" case studies to help in the understanding and deterrence of one of society's gravest problems. Although there is no easy answer to the question of why people kill or commit violent crimes, this important reference work provides a wealth of information to create a background for cogent analysis. The book contains over 200 entries covering long-documented classifications such as Serial Killers, and Organized Crime to cutting edge topics of Cyber-Stalking, Kids Who Kill, and Terrorism. Leading educators, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, and criminal justice professionals share their experience and insights on everything from Aggression and Antisocial Personality Disorder to the infamous Zodiac Murders. Key features : Edited by one of the highest profile experts in the field of murder and violent crime. More than 600 pages and 40 photographs. More than 200 comprehensive entries. Handy, easy-to-use Reader's Guide. Comprehensive Bibliog. with each entry. Appendixes of key criminological theorists, serial killers, and domestic and international organized crime figures. More than 100 contributors in the fields of criminology, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Concise case studies of serial murderers, infamous crimes, and their investigation. Essays on criminal terms and pathologies. A Glossary with definitions of relevant legal and criminological terms. Many, many topics covered. 603pp. 4to. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Glazed covers, dw. not required. F. A heavy book which will require additional postage.

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