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The will to kill : making sense of senseless murder, James Alan Fox, Jack Levin

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The will to kill : making sense of senseless murder
Title
The will to kill
Title remainder
making sense of senseless murder
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James Alan Fox, Jack Levin
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Language
eng
Summary
Do you recognize these names: Susan Smith, Theodore Kaczynski, Erik and Lyle Menendez, Andrew Cunanan, Buford Furrow, Louise Woodward, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold? They are all high-profile killers who have committed unspeakable horrors that Americans struggle to understand. Criminologists James Alan Fox and Jack Levin, renowned for their work in serial killing and mass murder, now expand their analytic eye to a wider range of senseless atrocities -- to these infamous murderers of our day and dozens more. In The Will to Kill, Fox and Levin help to make sense of some of the most horrific and extraordinary acts of family annihilation, juvenile killing, workplace massacre, serial murder, hate homicide, and cult-killing, combining hard facts and sound reasoning to develop their profiles and explanations. Though unusual even in the field of homicide, these bizarre forms of mayhem are vitally important for social scientists and informed citizens to understand, precisely because of the inordinate attention they receive. As the authors point out, "These are, after all, the murder cases that have typically made the headlines and the eleven o'clock news; they are the examples that politicians refer to when they seek to change some aspect of criminal law or to secure funding for programs and policies to reduce violence. These are also the murder cases on which public opinion about homicide is often based."
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fox, James Alan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6515
LC item number
.F69 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1941-
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Levin, Jack
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  • Murder
  • Homicide
  • Criminal psychology
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
Label
The will to kill : making sense of senseless murder, James Alan Fox, Jack Levin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-171) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Defenses to Criminal Homicide
  • Methodical and Selective
  • p. 118.
  • Losses and Frustrations
  • p. 120.
  • Profile of a Mass Murderer
  • p. 121.
  • Murderous Customers and Clients
  • p. 126.
  • Chapter 9.
  • Hate Homicide
  • p. 6.
  • p. 128.
  • Characteristics of Hate Murders
  • p. 128.
  • Types of Hate Homicide
  • p. 131.
  • Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism
  • p. 134.
  • Organized Hate Groups
  • p. 137.
  • Hate Crime Laws
  • Homicide Law in Practice
  • p. 139.
  • Chapter 10.
  • Cult Killings
  • p. 141.
  • Dangerous Cults
  • p. 141.
  • The
  • Appeal of Cults
  • p. 142.
  • Charismatic Leaders and Their Followers
  • p. 8.
  • p. 144.
  • Needs Filled by Cults
  • p. 146.
  • Normal People in Abnormal Situations
  • p. 148.
  • Chapter 11.
  • Getting Away with Murder
  • p. 151.
  • The
  • Insanity Defense
  • Chapter 2.
  • p. 151.
  • Justice for Juveniles
  • p. 156.
  • Capital Punishment
  • p. 161
  • Explaining Murder
  • p. 11.
  • Murder as a Constant in Human Nature
  • p. 11.
  • Individual Biological Differences
  • Chapter 1.
  • p. 13.
  • Self-Control, Social Control, and Murder
  • p. 18.
  • Strain, Frustration, and Murder
  • p. 19.
  • Learning to Kill
  • p. 23.
  • Chapter 3.
  • The
  • Killers and Their Victims
  • The
  • p. 31.
  • Fascination with Murder
  • p. 31.
  • Trends in Homicide
  • p. 33.
  • Race Differences
  • p. 37.
  • Gender Differences
  • p. 41.
  • Age Differences
  • Law of Homicide
  • p. 44.
  • Differences by Location
  • p. 48.
  • Chapter 4.
  • Intimate and Family Murder
  • p. 56.
  • Killing for Profit
  • p. 57.
  • Obsession and Jealousy
  • p. 58.
  • p. 1.
  • Power, Control, and Abuse
  • p. 59.
  • Family Annihilation
  • p. 64.
  • Infanticide
  • p. 66.
  • Killing for Love
  • p. 70.
  • Chapter 5.
  • The
  • Murder
  • Coming and Going of the Young Superpredators
  • p. 73.
  • An
  • Epidemic of Youth Homicide
  • p. 73.
  • Explaining the Recent Decline
  • p. 79.
  • Selling Evil
  • p. 82.
  • Looking Ahead
  • p. 2.
  • p. 87.
  • Chapter 6.
  • Well-Schooled in Murder
  • p. 90.
  • Blaming Parents
  • p. 90.
  • Copycat Shootings
  • p. 91.
  • Explaining School Massacres
  • p. 93.
  • Manslaughter
  • Responses to School Shootings
  • p. 95.
  • Healthy and Safe Schools
  • p. 100.
  • Chapter 7.
  • Serial Killers
  • p. 102.
  • A
  • Profile of Serial Killers
  • p. 102.
  • p. 4.
  • The
  • Murdering Mind
  • p. 108.
  • "Angels of Death"
  • p. 111.
  • Childhood Origins
  • p. 112.
  • Chapter 8.
  • Rampage
  • p. 117.
Control code
43903521
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780205314171
Lccn
00030604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The will to kill : making sense of senseless murder, James Alan Fox, Jack Levin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-171) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Defenses to Criminal Homicide
  • Methodical and Selective
  • p. 118.
  • Losses and Frustrations
  • p. 120.
  • Profile of a Mass Murderer
  • p. 121.
  • Murderous Customers and Clients
  • p. 126.
  • Chapter 9.
  • Hate Homicide
  • p. 6.
  • p. 128.
  • Characteristics of Hate Murders
  • p. 128.
  • Types of Hate Homicide
  • p. 131.
  • Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism
  • p. 134.
  • Organized Hate Groups
  • p. 137.
  • Hate Crime Laws
  • Homicide Law in Practice
  • p. 139.
  • Chapter 10.
  • Cult Killings
  • p. 141.
  • Dangerous Cults
  • p. 141.
  • The
  • Appeal of Cults
  • p. 142.
  • Charismatic Leaders and Their Followers
  • p. 8.
  • p. 144.
  • Needs Filled by Cults
  • p. 146.
  • Normal People in Abnormal Situations
  • p. 148.
  • Chapter 11.
  • Getting Away with Murder
  • p. 151.
  • The
  • Insanity Defense
  • Chapter 2.
  • p. 151.
  • Justice for Juveniles
  • p. 156.
  • Capital Punishment
  • p. 161
  • Explaining Murder
  • p. 11.
  • Murder as a Constant in Human Nature
  • p. 11.
  • Individual Biological Differences
  • Chapter 1.
  • p. 13.
  • Self-Control, Social Control, and Murder
  • p. 18.
  • Strain, Frustration, and Murder
  • p. 19.
  • Learning to Kill
  • p. 23.
  • Chapter 3.
  • The
  • Killers and Their Victims
  • The
  • p. 31.
  • Fascination with Murder
  • p. 31.
  • Trends in Homicide
  • p. 33.
  • Race Differences
  • p. 37.
  • Gender Differences
  • p. 41.
  • Age Differences
  • Law of Homicide
  • p. 44.
  • Differences by Location
  • p. 48.
  • Chapter 4.
  • Intimate and Family Murder
  • p. 56.
  • Killing for Profit
  • p. 57.
  • Obsession and Jealousy
  • p. 58.
  • p. 1.
  • Power, Control, and Abuse
  • p. 59.
  • Family Annihilation
  • p. 64.
  • Infanticide
  • p. 66.
  • Killing for Love
  • p. 70.
  • Chapter 5.
  • The
  • Murder
  • Coming and Going of the Young Superpredators
  • p. 73.
  • An
  • Epidemic of Youth Homicide
  • p. 73.
  • Explaining the Recent Decline
  • p. 79.
  • Selling Evil
  • p. 82.
  • Looking Ahead
  • p. 2.
  • p. 87.
  • Chapter 6.
  • Well-Schooled in Murder
  • p. 90.
  • Blaming Parents
  • p. 90.
  • Copycat Shootings
  • p. 91.
  • Explaining School Massacres
  • p. 93.
  • Manslaughter
  • Responses to School Shootings
  • p. 95.
  • Healthy and Safe Schools
  • p. 100.
  • Chapter 7.
  • Serial Killers
  • p. 102.
  • A
  • Profile of Serial Killers
  • p. 102.
  • p. 4.
  • The
  • Murdering Mind
  • p. 108.
  • "Angels of Death"
  • p. 111.
  • Childhood Origins
  • p. 112.
  • Chapter 8.
  • Rampage
  • p. 117.
Control code
43903521
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780205314171
Lccn
00030604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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