By Kimberly A. Davies
This book offers a holistic view of murder: referencing theories from varied disciplines (psychology, biology, sociology, criminology) and findings from diversified areas world wide. utilizing examples from all kinds of incidents, the ebook offers extra reasonable assurance since it comprises not only the excessive profile circumstances proven within the media and in books. Encouraging a scholarly knowing of the subject, it devotes separate chapters to every kind of murder and comprises distinctive chapters on fixing homicides and processing homicides in court docket.
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Additional resources for The Murder Book: Examining Homicide
The supplemental homicide data collected by the FBI show that the circwnstances were known for 65% of homicides that occurred in 2004. 9% of the homicides in which the circumstances were known. 8% of the known circwnstances occurred along with another felony such as robbery or burglary. 1 UJlderestimate some homicide circumstances. This is most obvious when you look at the number of homicides that appear to be linked to drugs or alcohol. Homicide data collected by the CDC may more accurately reflect alcohol and drug use involvement in homicide incidents.
Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). 2005. National Archives of Criminal Justice Data. chd95d. html Keppel, Robert D. 1995. The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer. New York: Pocket Books. , and Joseph G. Weiss. 1993. Improving the Investigation of Homicide and the Apprehension Rate ofMurderers in Washington State, 1981- 1986 [Computer file]. Compiled by Robert D. Keppel, Washington State Attorney General's Office, and Joseph G. Weiss, University of Washington, Center for L1w and Justice.
As noted in the section on NIBRS, the program is voluntary, and thus not all law enforcement agencies report. In fact, few large cities report to the NIBRS program. NIBRSreporting agencies tend to be smaller rather than larger law enforcement agencies. Thus criminologists who use NIBRS to study homicide need to be careful about generalizing their conclusions. In other words, if we draw conclusions about homicide using NIBRS data, we must be careful not to assume that we can draw the same conclusions for large cities.