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The allure of premeditated murder : why some people plan to kill

Author: Jack Levin; Julie B Wiest
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Allure of Premeditated Murder examines why some people plan and implement terrible violence against others. Drawn from extensive research and interviews with murderers, the authors help readers understand why such vicious murders occur and what we can do to minimize their occurrence.
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Levin; Julie B Wiest
ISBN: 1538103885 9781538103883
OCLC Number: 1027833171
Description: xii, 186 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The most hideous homicides: an introduction --
Planning is the payoff --
Going out in a blaze of glory --
The thrill of the hunt --
Mind over murder --
Justice is in the weapon of the beholder --
Helping yourself to murder --
Death for dollars --
Prevention: what works and what doesn't work --
An epidemic of epidemic thinking.
Responsibility: Jack Levin and Julie B. Wiest.

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