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Why do they kill? : men who murder their intimate partners

Author: David Adams, Ed. D.
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Profiles different types of wife killers, and examines the courtship patterns of abusive men. This work shows that wife murders are not "crimes of passion," but culminations of lifelong predisposing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adams, David, Ed. D.
Why do they kill?
Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)654644585
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Adams, Ed. D.
ISBN: 9780826515681 0826515681 9780826515698 082651569X
OCLC Number: 85622959
Description: viii, 288 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Men who kill their partners --
Recognizing abusive men --
Killer profiles --
The killers' upbringings --
Short courtships --
Child abuse --
Patterns of possession and punishment --
Victim help-seeking --
Conclusions and recommendations.
Responsibility: David Adams.
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"David Adams's interviews with 31 men who killed intimate female partners break new ground in the study of domestic violence and homicide. . . . The killings emerge as neither random, nor Read more...

 
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