American Homicide

American Homicide examines all types of homicide, and gives additional attention to the more prevalent types of murder and suspicious deaths in the United States.

American Homicide

Author: Richard M. Hough

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544356005

Page: 320

View: 750

American Homicide examines all types of homicide, and gives additional attention to the more prevalent types of murder and suspicious deaths in the United States. Authors Richard M. Hough and Kimberly D. McCorkle employ more than 30 years of academic and practitioner experience to help explain why and how people kill and how society reacts. This brief, yet comprehensive book takes a balanced approach, combining scholarly research and theory with compelling details about recent cases and coverage of current trends. Comparative coverage of homicide types and rates in countries around the world shows how American homicide statistics compare internationally.

American Homicide

In American Homicide, Randolph Roth charts changes in the character and incidence of homicide in the U.S. from colonial times to the present.

American Homicide

Author: Randolph Roth

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674054547

Page: 672

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In American Homicide, Randolph Roth charts changes in the character and incidence of homicide in the U.S. from colonial times to the present. Roth examines the four factors that explain why homicide rates have gone up and down in the United States and in other Western nations over the past four centuries, and why the United States is today the most homicidal affluent nation.

American Murder Homicide in the early 20th century

Such changes were pushed by the money barons and Wall Street speculators
like Jay Gould and James Fisk, who envisioned a new America built on feverish
capitalism, acquisition of money, and lavish living. The rise of gala opera houses
 ...

American Murder  Homicide in the early 20th century

Author: Gini Graham Scott

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275999773

Page: 221

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America has long had the reputation as the most violent and murderous of modern industralized nations. Even while violent crime has dropped in recent years, our murder rate is still incredibly high. Since the beginning of the 20th century, our society has undergone profound changes, and our technologies have advanced, but the motives and methods for murder and escaping the long arm of the law have kept pace, often capitalizing on availble technologies. In addition, as the century progressed, the media would become an integral part of murder in America, helping investigations, glamorizing murder, and bringing it into our homes on a daily basis. Here, Scott examines the changing face of murder in the context of societal changes, and traces the advances in investigative techniques and technologies. Each chapter offers vivid accounts of the most notorious and representative murders for each time period, focusing especially on those murderers who have had the edge on their pursuers, even escaping detection to this day. Beginning at the turn of the century, Scott details one of the most notorious cases of the day, in which a jealous lover poisons the wife of her lover. The book ends with the still-unsolved Tupac Shakur murder case. Taking readers through the various developments in methods of murder, and the techniques used to capture the criminals, Scott provides a fascinating overview of the way murder has changed through the decades and how law enforcement has kept pace. This insightful book sheds light on both our fascination with murder and on murderers and their nemeses over the last one hundred years.

From Homicide to Slavery Studies in American Culture

In the Leatherstocking series Fenimore Cooper hoped to create the Great
American Epic. Like Cotton Mather and Joel Barlow in earlier generations, he
was convinced that American history offered a theme equal, if not superior, to the
themes ...

From Homicide to Slavery   Studies in American Culture

Author: David Brion Davis Sterling Professor of History Yale University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198021127

Page: 320

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For more than twenty years David Brion Davis has been recognized as a leading authority on the moral and ideological responses to slavery in the Western world. From Homicide to Slavery, Davis's first book of collected essays, brings together selections reflecting his wide-ranging interests in colonial history, Afro-American history, the social sciences, and American literature. The essays are interconnected by Davis's central concern with violence, irrationality, and the definition of moral limits during a period when Americans believed they were breaking free from historical constraints and acquiring new powers of self-perfection. Topics range from a socially revealing murder trial in 1843 to debates over capital punishment, movements of counter-subverison, the iconography of race, the cowboy as an American hero, the portrayal of violence in American literature, the historiography of slavery, and the British and American antislavery movements.

Homicide Race and Justice in the American West 1880 1920

Murder Most Foul Comparative Homicide Data Homicide has been a popular
topic for social scientists for years , but until recently researchers have
concentrated mainly on twentieth - century eastern urban centers . The best
examples of ...

Homicide  Race  and Justice in the American West  1880 1920

Author: Clare Vernon McKanna

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816517084

Page: 206

View: 930

In a chilling scene in the film Unforgiven, Clint Eastwood as the gunman stands over a wounded Gene Hackman, the sheriff, aiming a rifle at his head. "I don't deserve this, to die like this," says Hackman. Eastwood replies, "Deserve's got nothing to do with it," cocks his rifle, and fires point blank at his helpless victim. This scenario dramatically brings home to the viewer what historians have long debated and hundreds of other films and books suggest: the turn-of-the-century West was a violent time and place. Ranchers, miners, deputy sheriffs, teenagers and old men, occasionally even housewives and mothers found themselves at the business end of a shotgun or a .38 revolver. Yet, since western historians tend to portray violence as essentially episodic--frontier gunfights, range wars, vigilante movements, and the like--solid data has been hard to come by. As a beginning point for actually measuring lethal violence and assessing the administration of justice, here at last is a detailed and well-documented study of homicide in the American West. Comparing data from representative areas--Douglas County, Nebraska; Las Animas County, Colorado; and Gila County, Arizona--this book reveals a level of violence far greater than many historians have believed, even surpassing eastern cities like New York and Boston. Clashing cultures and transient populations, a boomtown mentality, easy availability of alcohol and firearms: these and many other factors come under scrutiny as catalysts in the violence that permeated the region. By comparing homicide data, including coroner's inquests, indictments, plea bargains, and sentences across both racial and regional lines, the book also offers persuasive evidence that criminal justice systems of the Old West were weighted heavily in favor of defendants who were white and against those who were African American, Native American, or Mexican. Packed with information, this is a book for students and scholars of western history, social history, criminology, and justice studies. Western history buffs will be captivated by colorful anecdotes about the real West, where guns could and did blaze over anything from love trysts to vendettas to too much foam on the beer. From whatever perspective, all readers are sure to find here a well-constructed framework for understanding the West as it was and for interpreting the region as it moves into the future.

Homicide

l Homicide as a Routine Event Shortly after midnight on the first day of the new
year, a nineteen-year-old African American youth was shot and killed at a
nightclub in Gainesville, Florida, where the University of Florida is located. His
name was ...

Homicide

Author: Leonard Beeghley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585471436

Page: 240

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Echoing Durkheim's Suicide, this book focuses on one important phenomenon to explain larger currents in American society. Leonard Beeghley examines the historical and cross-national dimensions of homicides and evaluates previous attempts to explain it. He finds the sources of America's murder rate in the greater availability of guns, the expansion of illegal drug markets, greater racial discrimination, more exposure to violence, and sharper economic inequalities. He deftly blends the evidence related to each of these factors into a well-reasoned sociological analysis of the nature of American society.

New Arenas for Violence

Here is a comprehensive examination of occupational homicide--one of the fastest growing categories of major crime in America.

New Arenas for Violence

Author: Michael D. Kelleher

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275956523

Page: 193

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Here is a comprehensive examination of occupational homicide--one of the fastest growing categories of major crime in America. Through analysis of actual incidents of violence in the workplace, the author develops new methods of profiling the potentially violent worker or client and new prevention strategies.

Guns in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 2nd Edition 3 volumes

The theory that increased gun availability generally does increase homicide
seemed plausible in the late 1960s when a substantial increase in guns
coincided with a doubling of the American homicide rate. But correlation does not
prove ...

Guns in American Society  An Encyclopedia of History  Politics  Culture  and the Law  2nd Edition  3 volumes

Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386714

Page: 1096

View: 490

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

Homicide

This book is an exercise in "evolutionary psychology": the attempt to understand normal social motives as products of the process of evolution by natural selection.

Homicide

Author: Martin Daly

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202366449

Page: 328

View: 186

This book is an exercise in "evolutionary psychology": the attempt to understand normal social motives as products of the process of evolution by natural selection. There is simply no question that this is the process that created the human psyche, and yet psychologists seldom ask what implications this fact might have for their discipline. We think that the implications are many and profound, touching on such matters as parental affection and rejection, sibling rivalry, sex differences in interests and inclinations, social comparisons and achievement motives, our sense of justice, lifespan developmental changes in attitudes, and that phenomenology of the self.

Gangs in Central America

Background on Violent Crime in Central America Latin America has among the
highest homicide rates in the world, and in recent years homicide rates in several
Central American countries have significantly exceeded the regional average ...

Gangs in Central America

Author: Clare Ribando Seelke

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437927637

Page: 19

View: 820

Contents: (1) Background on Violent Crime; (2) Scope of the Gang Problem: Defining Gangs; Transnational Gangs; Factors Exacerbating the Gang Problem; Poverty and a Lack of Educ. and Employ. Opport.; Societal Stigmas; Role of the Media; Anti-Gang Law Enforce. Efforts; Prisons in Need of Reform; U.S. Deportations; (3) Country Anti-Gang Efforts: Mano Dura (Heavy-Handed) Anti-Gang Policies; Effects of Mano Dura Policies?; Alternative Approaches; Prospects for Country Prevention and Rehab. Efforts; Regional and Multilateral Efforts; OAS; Multilateral Develop. Banks and Donor Agencies; (4) U.S. Policy: Congressional Interest; U.S. Internat. Anti-Gang Efforts; State Dept.; Justice Dept.; USAID; Policy Approaches and Concerns.

Alcohol and Homicide

A Deadly Combination of Two American Traditions Robert Nash Parker, Linda-
Anne Rebhun. Chapter. 1. Alcohol. And. Homicide. American. Style. The
beginning of recorded human history is replete with stories of homicide and
alcohol.

Alcohol and Homicide

Author: Robert Nash Parker

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791424636

Page: 185

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The authors show how and why alcohol and violence are so often linked today.

Latino Homicide

However , African American homicide is for the most part far higher than the rate
for Latinos.5 Indeed , the magnitude of these differences suggests that the Latino
experience is radically different from that of Blacks , notwithstanding the obvious
 ...

Latino Homicide

Author: Ramiro Martinez

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415934039

Page: 204

View: 511

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Violence in America

Margaret A. Zahn's chapter 10 in this volume surveys information about trends in
American homicide during the last half - century , including evidence that the
murder rate began to slacken in the 1980s . Wesley G. Skogan , in chapter 11 ...

Violence in America

Author: Ted Robert Gurr

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803932289

Page: 280

View: 764

This third edition of Violence in America is a completely new book with all 12 chapters of this volume written specifically for it. These chapters survey a wealth of new research on the long-term dynamics of murder and other crimes of violence. The contributors identify and diagnose the circumstances of recurring epidemics of violent crime that have swept the social landscape of the United States in the last 150 years, including waves of immigration, the social dislocation of war, and growing concentrations of urban poverty. They also evaluate the traits of political assassins and assess the pros and cons of gun control for reducing crime.

Crime and the American Dream

For example, blacks constitute about 13% of the U.S. population but accounted
for 50.3% of the 12,844 homicide victims in 2010 with known race. The homicide
victimization rate among black Americans is more than six times that among
white ...

Crime and the American Dream

Author: Steven F. Messner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285401042

Page: 176

View: 541

Authored by Steven Messner and Richard Rosenfeld, both highly respected scholars and researchers, CRIME AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, 5th Edition is the seminal work in a major segment of criminological theory. The foundation of the book is institutional anomie theory (an offshoot of Mertonian anomie theory), which the authors posit helps to explain why America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributes to the country's high rate of violent crime. Featuring a very clear and accessible writing style, this is a theory book that students will actually understand. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Crack In America

Homicide. in. New. York. City. A. Case. Study. in. the. Epidemiology. of. Violence.
Paul]. Goldstein, Henry H. Brownstein, Patrick J. ... Then, in 1988, the number of
homicides in many American cities surpassed the peak years of 1979—1981.

Crack In America

Author: Craig Reinarman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520202429

Page: 388

View: 259

A team of veteran drug researchers in medicine, law, and the social sciences provides the most comprehensive, penetrating, and original analysis of the crack cocaine problem in America to date. Helps readers understand why the United States has the most repressive, expensive, yet least effective drug policy in the Western world.

Homicide

Traces the state of crime and crime investigation in the twentieth century through an examination of over fifty decade-defining homicide cases

Homicide

Author: Gini Graham Scott

Publisher: Lowell House

ISBN: 9780737300499

Page: 352

View: 618

Traces the state of crime and crime investigation in the twentieth century through an examination of over fifty decade-defining homicide cases