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The will to kill : making sense of senseless murder

Author: James Alan Fox; Jack Levin; Kenna Quinet
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Inc., [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder is an academic, yet engrossing, exploration of extraordinary and seemingly inexplicable cases of homicide - not to sensationalize them, but because  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Alan Fox; Jack Levin; Kenna Quinet
ISBN: 9781506365961 1506365965
OCLC Number: 1010658393
Notes: Revised edition of the authors' The will to kill, c2012.
Description: xiv, 367 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
The lure and the law of homicide --
The killers and their victims --
Explaining the will to kill --
Intimate and family murder --
The young and the ruthless --
Well schooled in murder --
Serial killers --
Medical murder and munchausen syndrome by proxy --
Rampage --
Hate homicides --
Murderous terror --
Cult killings --
Catching killers --
Getting away with murder, or not --
Epilogue: Epidemic thinking and overresponse --
About the authors.
Responsibility: James Alan Fox, Jack Levin, Kenna Quinet.

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"Very easy to read and comprehend." -- Alecia Schmidt "I selected this book because of the reputation of the authors and because the book does a good job of breaking homicide into meaningful portions Read more...

 
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