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NCJ Number: 51751 Find in a Library
Title: MURDER USA (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) - THE WAYS WE KILL EACH OTHER
Author(s): J GODWIN
Corporate Author: Ballantine Books, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 396
Sponsoring Agency: Ballantine Books, Inc
New York, NY 10022
Random House Distribution Ctr
Westminister, MD 21157
Sale Source: Random House Distribution Ctr
400 Hahn Road
Westminister, MD 21157
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CASE STUDIES OF SELECTED TYPES OF MURDER ILLUSTRATE THE PERVASIVE NATURE OF HOMICIDE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE PROBLEMS IT CREATES FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. POSSIBLE REMEDIES ARE CONSIDERED.
Abstract: FOLLOWING AN OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS SITUATION THE CRIME OF MURDER HAS CAUSED IN AMERICAN SOCIETY, HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF MURDER ARE EXAMINED, WITH ATTENTION TO MURDER WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF FAMILY CONFLICT, THE HISTORY OF GANGLAND AND FRONTIER VIOLENCE, AND MURDER AS A CRIME OF PASSION. THE ROLE OF JUVENILES, WOMEN, AND HOMOSEXUALS AS VICTIMS OR PERPETRATORS OF INDISCRIMINATE, PREMEDITATED, CRIME-RELATED, OR MASS MURDER IS EXAMINED, AS ARE ORGANIZED CRIME SLAYINGS, APPARENTLY SENSELESS MURDERS, AND MURDER IN THE GHETTO. FINALLY, POLITICAL HOMICIDE, THE PROBLEMS POSED BY APPARENTLY INSANE MURDERERS, THE ROLE OF GUNS IN HOMICIDE, AND THE MURDER PATTERNS OF THE INSTITUTIONALLY DERANGED, ESCAPED CRIMINALS, AND SUPPOSEDLY REHABILITATED OFFENDERS ARE DISCUSSED, ALONG WITH THE BREAKDOWN OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND FEDERAL EFFORTS TO REMEDY THE SYSTEM'S INABILITY TO STEM THE INCREASE IN HOMICIDE ACROSS THE NATION. A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND AN INDEX ARE INCLUDED. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Assassination; Female offenders; Females; Homicide; Homosexuality; Juveniles; Mentally ill offenders; Organized crime; Political offenders; Victimization
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