Homicide and Violent Crime, edited by Mathieu Deflem (Emerald, 2018)

Mathieu Deflem, editor
www.mathieudeflem.net

This book is published as Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance, Volume 23.

Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing, 2018, in press.

ISBN-13: 978-1-78714-876-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-78714-875-8 (online)
ISBN: 978-1-78743-940-5 (epub)



SYNOPSIS 

The chapters in this book are devoted to the social-scientific study of violence and homicide. Ranging from concerns over accusations of domestic abuse to killings in our cities and across the world, violent crime and homicide have stayed with us, not as mere remnants of a past we cannot shake, but as expressions of certain dynamics and strains of our world of today. The authors in this volume tackle some of these important issues and questions with a variety of theoretical frameworks and methodological tools as applied to a number of relevant offenses.

This volume is published in the series, Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance.





TABLE OF CONTENTS 

INTRODUCTION: STUDYING VIOLENCE AND KILLING [available online]
           Mathieu Deflem

PART I – FAMILY AND GENDER

THE MURDERING OF CHILDREN
           Melissa J. Tetzlaff-Bemiller

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

FEMINIST PATHWAYS AND FEMALE HOMICIDE OFFENDERS
           Alesa Liles and Stacy Moak

PART II – INSTITUTIONS AND IDENTITY

DURKHEIM, TOTEMISM, AND THE MANSON FAMILY: THEORIZING ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RELIGION AND VIOLENCE
           Danielle Sutton

A DECADE AFTER VIRGINIA TECH: CONSIDERATIONS OF CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
           Daniel Adrian Doss

THE RELEVANCE OF BIAS VIOLENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
           Kayla Allison

PART III – POLICE AND STATE POWER

SOLVING HOMICIDES: UNDERSTANDING TRENDS AND PATTERNS IN POLICE CLEARANCES OF LETHAL VIOLENCE
           Wendy C. Regoeczi

POLICE VIOLENCE ACROSS THE RACIAL-SPATIAL DIVIDE
           Malcolm D. Holmes

A MULTI-LEVEL THEORY OF THE STATE’S MONOPOLY ON VIOLENCE: EXPLAINING THE EFFECT OF THE POLICE ON VIOLENCE
           Paige Vaughn

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

GLOBAL TRENDS IN HOMICIDE
           Mateus RennĂ³ Santos and Alexander Testa

IT IS LESS ABOUT WEALTH OR POVERTY THAN WITH EQUALITY AND FORMAL SOCIAL CONROL: AN ANALYSIS OF THE DETERMINANTS OF THE HOMICIDE RATE IN 145 COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
           Claire Chabot and Marc Ouimet

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


This book will be available from internet stores and via resellers.

Consult the online version (subscription) and other volumes of Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance.

See also other edited books by Mathieu Deflem.