Homicide and Violent Crime Vol: 23

Mathieu Deflem
University of South Carolina, USA

Product Details
22 Aug 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
272 pages - 152 x 229mm
Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance
This volume of Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance addresses a variety of issues and concerns involved with the study of violent crime and homicide in the contemporary world. The chapters are conceived against the background of the enduring nature of violence and killing in the modern age, despite trends towards increased levels of civilization and the protection of rights. Whilst it is clear that the world of today is, in many respects, a better place, violence and homicide remain and even increase from time to time and from place to place.

Each chapter tackles key questions of how and why these problematic forms of behaviour continue to exist. Specifically, chapters examine the killing of children, responses to domestic abuse, female killers, incidents of racial and religious violence, the dynamics of violence on college campuses, the role of police and state institutions in relation to violence, and global aspects of violence and murder.  

This book will be of interest to scholars and students in criminology, sociology, criminal justice, and public policy.
Introduction: Studying Violence and Killing; Mathieu Deflem
Part I – Family and Gender
1. The Murdering of Children; Melissa J. Tetzlaff-Bemiller 
2. Coordinated Community Response: Toward a More Systematic Response to Domestic Violence in an Urban Setting; Denise Paquette Boots, Laura M. Gulledge, Timothy Bray, and Jennifer Wareham  
3. Feminist Pathways and Female Homicide Offenders; Alesa Liles and Stacy Moak
Part II – Institutions and Identity
4. Durkheim, Totemism, and the Manson Family: Theorizing on the Relationship Between Religion and Violence; Danielle Sutton  
5. A Decade After Virginia Tech: Considerations of Campus Safety and Security for Higher Education Institutions; Daniel Adrian Doss 
6. The Relevance of Bias Violence in the 21st Century; Kayla Allison 
Part III – Police and State Power
7. Solving Homicides: Understanding Trends and Patterns in Police Clearances of Lethal Violence; Wendy C. Regoeczi 
8. Police Violence Across the Racial-Spatial Divide; Malcolm D. Holmes 
9. A Multi-Level Theory of the State’s Monopoly on Violence: Explaining the Effect of the Police on Violence; Paige Vaughn 
10. Considering an “Alternative Capacity to Desire”: Institutional Anomie Theory, the American Dream, and the Ontological Turn; James B. Pratt, Jr. 
Part IV – Across the Globe
11. Global Trends in Homicide; Mateus Rennó Santos and Alexander Testa  
12. It is Less about Wealth or Poverty than with Equality and Formal Social Control: An Analysis of the Determinants of the Homicide Rate in 145 Countries of the World; Claire Chabot and Marc Ouimet 
13. Murder in a Twin Island Paradise: Trends and Strategies Implemented to Address Criminal Homicide in Trinidad and Tobago; Ericka B. Adams and Claudio G. Vera Sanchez
Mathieu Deflem is Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina, USA. He studied Sociology and Anthropology at universities in Belgium, England, and the United States, where he obtained his PhD from the University of Colorado in 1996. His research and teaching interests include sociology of law, policing, terrorism, popular culture, and sociological theory, areas in which he has published widely. He is series editor of Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance.

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