Murder in America
- Ronald M. Holmes - University of Louisville, USA
- Stephen T. Holmes - University of Central Florida, USA
Homicide | Violence / Abuse
This second edition of the best-selling, Murder in America examines both the common and unusual acts of homicide in light of society's changing norms, values, attitudes and customs. The authors, Ronald & Stephen Holmes have worked with numerous police departments on more than 300 murder and rape cases. The types of murders discussed in this text are ones not usually discussed in great lengths in other textbooks. Chapters deal with atypical and relatively bizarre homicide, such as serial murder, mass murder, terrorism, and assassination. Also discussed are more common types of murder, such as murder committed by children, murder of children, partner homicide, and workplace homicide. Each chapter explores a specific type of homicide by examining trends, methods, motives, statistics, and other descriptive information.
New to this edition:
-Student Assignments at the end of each chapter
-Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter
New chapters in this edition:
-Female Serial Killers
-Intimates Who Kill
-Parents Who Kill
-Murder in the Workplace
"This book is an informative and easy-to-read account of different aspects of murder in the United States. It covers a wide range of topics, from several killings to terrorism, but concentrates mainly on the perpetrators of homicide rather than the victims of such crime. The book provides a good introduction to the subject."
Easy to read and informative
This book will be immensely helpful for my dissertation students in getting to grips with the theoretical and conceptual frameworks around this topic.
For anyone interested in Criminal Behaviour, this book is an absolute must. Well written and engrossing from beginning to end. I couldn't put it down.