Murder and Society

Author: Peter Morrall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470030224

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

View: 7347

Human psychological and physical well-being is damaged and destroyed when people are deliberately killed by other people. There are millions of primary and secondary victims of murder throughout the world, and human society as a whole is a tertiary victim of murder. Despite this, people are often fascinated and engrossed by stories of homicide and killers. This book provides a fascinating exploration of murder, providing an insight into what leads people to kill and what effect this has on society as a whole. This book is organized into five chapters that each answer a specific question on murder: What is Murder? Who Commits Murder? Why Commit Murder? Why is Murder Devastating? Why is Murder Fascinating?

Cover Up: A Tale of Art, Intrigue, Murder, and High Society

Author: Dagmar Lowe

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

ISBN: 0893347787

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 7713

“There was nothing particularly clever about solving the case,” Molly Miller says about her sleuthing of a murder two years ago on a Palm Beach golf course that bewildered even the FBI and won her local renown as a Floridian Miss Marple. “I knew the murderer and the victim better than the police, and I had ample opportunity to watch what went on. In fact, that is the whole secret of detective work - look and listen.” Intrepidly Molly looks and listens while patiently amassing clues and, teaming up once again with FBI Special Agent Emilio Gonzalez, follows the murderer's trail to a shady art auction house and the victim's Miami apartment. But it's at the splashy opening of a new Manhattan gallery where Molly single-handedly uncovers the heist's astonishing motive and identifies the thief, a shocking revelation that had gone unsuspected by everyone else, even though the ill-fated schemer had been in plain sight all along. What readers are saying about this book: In this frothy tale of theft and murder, Lowe sticks to the basics of the classic mystery with great success; Molly and [her nephew] Scott make an elegant, intelligent amateur detective team. -Library Journal Like a charming female Columbo, Molly Miller gets the job done and ingeniously solves the case while making friends in the process. I know because she certainly made one out of me in Cover Up. Indeed, I would welcome her as a house guest anytime. Not only is Molly delightful company, but undoubtedly a crime waits around the corner and soon she would be off on another crime-detecting adventure for me to raptly follow. - River Jordan, Author Don't tell anybody but life in Palm Beach is rarely as fun and exciting as Dagmar Lowe makes it in her new novel. But I'll excuse her for having written such an entertaining book. -Larry Leamer, Author Author Dagmar Lowe has done it again! Her second book in the Molly Miller series perfectly captures the gloriously colorful side of Palm Beach, providing a chic backdrop for this story of intrigue and suspense. -Lilly Pulitzer, Fashion Designer and Author Dagmar Lowe's recipe for a satisfying mystery is to begin with a fascinating Palm Beach setting, fold in a confounding art theft, an elusive murder, and cast of intriguing characters, then add a generous pinch of high society glamour and have the zesty mix brought to a boil by Molly Miller. And I can't help but notice that the matronly Molly's hair is always well coifed. Believe me, that’s not easy when you're sleuthing two crimes at the same time. -Kathy L. Patrick, Owner, Beauty and the Book, Jefferson, Texas

Man-Leopard Murders

Author: David Pratten

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748631003

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 8615

This book is an account of murder and politics in Africa, and an historical ethnography of southern Annang communities during the colonial period. Its narrative leads to events between 1945 and 1948 when the imperial gaze of police, press and politicians was focused on a series of mysterious deaths in south-eastern Nigeria attributed to the 'man-leopard society'. These murder mysteries, reported as the 'biggest, strangest murder hunt in the world', were not just forensic but also related to the broad historical impact of commercial, Christian and colonial aid relations on Annang society.

Religion, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain

Essays in Honour of Patrick Collinson

Author: Anthony Fletcher,Peter Roberts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521028042

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 2458

Seventeen distinguished historians of early modern Britain pay tribute to an outstanding scholar and teacher, presenting reviews of major areas of debate.

Assassinations and Murder in Modern Italy

Transformations in Society and Culture

Author: S. Gundle,Lucia Rinaldi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230606911

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 6130

An extraordinary series of murders and political assassinations has marked contemporary Italian history, from the killing of the king in 1900 to the assassination of former prime minister Aldo Moro in 1978. This book explores well-known and lesser-known assassinations and murders in their historical, political and cultural contexts.

Child Murder and British Culture, 1720-1900

Author: Josephine McDonagh,Lecturer School of English and American Studies Josephine McDonagh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521781930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 8925

McDonagh examines the idea of child murder in British culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime

Author: Eric W. Hickey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761924371

Category: Law

Page: 603

View: 7428

Edited by an internationally recognized expert on serial killers, this encyclopedia covers both murder and violent crime in their variant forms. Included are biographies, chronologies, special interest inset boxes, up to 100 photographs, comprehensive article bibliographies, and appendices for items such as famous unsolved cases, celebrity murders, assasinations, original source documents, and online sources for information.

Serial Murderers and their Victims

Author: Eric W. Hickey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285401689

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 6981

This text provides an in-depth, scholarly, and broad-based examination of serial murderers and their victims. Featuring coverage supported by extensive data and research, the book profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time, addressing the highest-profile serial killer type--the sexual predator--as well as a wide variety of other types (male, female, team, healthcare, and serial killers from outside the U.S.). Author Eric Hickey examines the lives of over 400 serial murderers, analyzing the cultural, historical, and religious factors that influence our myths and stereotypes of these individuals. He describes the biological, psychological, and sociological reasons for serial murder and discusses profiling and other law enforcement issues related to the apprehension and disposition of serial killers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Suicide and Society in India

Author: Peter Mayer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136889140

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 9376

In India about 123,000 people take their own lives each year, the second highest total in the world. There is a suicide death in India almost every 4 minutes, and it is the leading cause of death for rural Indians especially women in early adulthood. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of suicide in India based on original research as well as existing studies, and looks at the issue in an international, sociological and historical context. The author looks at the reliability of suicide data in India, and goes on to discuss various factors relating to suicide, including age, gender, education and marriage. Among its findings, the book exposes a hidden youth suicide ‘crisis’ in India which is argued to be far more serious than the better known crisis of farmer suicides. The book dispels many myths that are commonly associated with suicide, and highlights a neglected public health problem. Suicide in the region of Pondicherry is looked at in detail, as well as in the Indian Diaspora. This book is a useful contribution to South Asian Studies, as well as studies in Mental Health and Sociology.


Author: Emma Griffiths

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415300704

Category: History

Page: 147

View: 799

Giving access to the latest critical thinking on the subject, Medea is a comprehensive guide to sources that paints a vivid portrait of the Greek sorceress Medea, famed in myth for the murder of her children after she is banished from her own home and replaced by a new wife. Emma Griffiths brings into focus previously unexplored themes of the Medea myth, and provides an incisive introduction to the story and its history. Studying Medea's 'everywoman' status – one that has caused many intricacies of her tale to be overlooked – Griffiths places the story in ancient and modern context and reveals fascinating insights into ancient Greece and its ideology, the importance of life, the role of women and the position of the outsider. In clear, user-friendly terms, the book situates the myth within analytical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, and Griffiths highlights Medea's position in current classical study as well as her lasting appeal.

Philosophy of Fearism

Life Is Conducted, Directed and Controlled by the Fear.

Author: Desh Subba

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499004672

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

View: 7827

1. ‘Fearism is a gift to the world from Nepali.’ Prof. Dr Tanka Prasad Neupane, Chairman, Fearism Study Centre: Baicharik Chintan, 2066 v.s. 2. ‘Fearism of Desh Subba has shaken the foundation of Nepali literature and intellectual world.’ Yese Dorje Thongsi, Indian Literary Academy winner, Arunachal Pradesh, India, 31 March 2013, Pratidin Assamese Daily, Assam, India. 3. ‘Fearism is under the neo-criticism consists of different thoughts and isms. Therefore, Curriculum Determination Committee, Sikkim University has included it in the course as 14th paper for fourth Semester in Master Degree.’ Prof. Dr Kavita Lama, Head of the Department, Sikkim University, Sikkim, India. Annapurna Post, 17 July 2012.

Crime, Justice, and Society

Author: Calvin J. Larson,Gerald R. Garrett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781882289257

Category: Social Science

Page: 409

View: 7033

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Assassinations and Murder in Modern Italy

Transformations in Society and Culture

Author: Stephen Gundle,Lucia Rinaldi

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403983916

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 3977

Contemporary Italian history has been marked by an extraordinary series of murders and political assassinations. The shooting of King Umberto in 1900 by an anarchist, the various attempts on the life of Mussolini, the killing of former prime minister Aldo Moro by the Red Brigades in 1978, and the shooting of the student Carlo Giuliani by a policeman during the G8 protests in Genoa in 2001 were all highly controversial events that provoked far-reaching reactions. The contributions to this book explore these and many other Italian true crime and political murder cases. They analyze them in their historical and cultural contexts and explore the films, fiction, theatre and art that they have inspired.

Law and Society in Vietnam

The Transition from Socialism in Comparative Perspective

Author: Mark Sidel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469606

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7889

This book is a unique analysis of the struggle to build a rule of law in one of the world's most dynamic and vibrant nations - a socialist state that is seeking to build a market economy while struggling to pursue an ethos of social equality and opportunity. It addresses constitutional change, the assertion of constitutional claims by citizens, the formation of a strong civil society and non-profit sector, the emergence of economic law and the battles over who is benefited by the economic regulation, labor law and the protection of migrant and export labor, the rise of lawyers and public interest law, and other key topics. Alongside other countries, comparisons are made to parallel developments in another transforming socialist state, the People's Republic of China.

Femininity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Society

From Dagger-Fans to Suffragettes

Author: E. Godfrey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284560

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4549

This exploration into the development of women's self-defence from 1850 to 1914 features major writers, including H.G. Wells, Elizabeth Robins and Richard Marsh, and encompasses an unusually wide-ranging number of subjects from hatpin crimes to the development of martial arts for women.

Murder and the Death Penalty in Massachusetts

Author: Alan Rogers

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558496330

Category: History

Page: 494

View: 3462

For more than 300 years Massachusetts executed men and women convicted of murder. This book offers an account of how the efforts of reformers and abolitionists and the Supreme Judicial Court's commitment to the rule of law ultimately converged to end the death penalty in Massachusetts.

Pukhtun Economy and Society (Routledge Revivals)

Traditional Structure and Economic Development in a Tribal Society

Author: Akbar Ahmed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136598901

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 9270

First published in 1980, this groundbreaking Routledge Revival is a reissue of an original and authentic anthropological account of Pukhtun society by Professor Akbar Ahmed. Combining extensive fieldwork data collected among the Mohmand tribe in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan with historical and literary sources, Professor Ahmed’s study seeks to construct an ideal-type model of Pukhtun society based on the ideal Code of the Pukhtuns and to analyse the conditions of its maintenance and transformation. The author’s thesis is that this ideal model exists within Pukhtun society when interaction with larger state systems is minimal and in poor economic zones. In this way he posits an opposition between the Tribal Agencies along the border with Afghanistan, where ecological conditions are poor and state influence minimal, and the Settled Areas under state administration where Pukhtun society is forced away from its ideals.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926947

Category: Social Science

Page: 1622

View: 8721

This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area