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NCJ Number: 10820 Find in a Library
Title: STUDIES IN HOMICIDE
Author(s): M WOLFGANG
Date Published: 1967
Page Count: 331
Sponsoring Agency: Harper and Row
New York, NY 10022
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: Harper and Row
10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TWENTY REPORTS OF RESEARCH STUDIES DISCUSS SOCIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND PSYCHIATRIC ASPECTS OF CRIMINAL AND NON-CRIMINAL (JUSTIFIABLE) HOMICIDE.
Abstract: SEX, RACE, ALCOHOL, PREVIOUS ARREST RECORDS, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FRUSTRATIONS BORN OUT OF CONDITIONS IN THE HOME ENVIRONMENT ARE EXAMINED AS PRECIPITANTS AND ETIOLOGICAL FACTORS OF HOMICIDE. TWO ARTICLES EXPLORE THE VICTIM-OFFENDER RELATIONSHIP AND VICTIM-PRECIPITATED HOMICIDE. INDIVIDUAL REPORTS ANALYZE THE SOCIOPATHIC MURDERER, THE MASS MURDERER, AND THOSE WHOSE CRIME IS CHARACTERIZED BY SEVERE MENTAL DISTURBANCE, UNEXPECTED SUDDENNESS, OR SUBSEQUENT SUICIDE. CROSS-CULTURAL EVIDENCE OF SIMILARITIES OR PATTERNS OF HOMICIDE IS PROVIDED BY ARTICLES ON MURDER IN ENGLAND, AFRICA, AND CEYLON. THE BOOK CONCLUDES WITH TWO THEORETICAL PROPOSITIONS FOR THE CAUSE OF HOMICIDE. ONE OF THESE STRESSES THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF THE OFFENDER, WHILE THE OTHER DEMONSTRATES THE PROCLIVITIES TO VIOLENCE OF CERTAIN CULTURALLY ISOLATED SUBCULTURES.
Index Term(s): Alienation; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Crime Causes; Criminology; Homicide; Medicolegal considerations; Motivation; Personality; Sexual behavior; Social conditions; Victimology; Violence
Note: HV 6515 .W6
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