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Author Goetting, Ann.

Title Homicide in families and other special populations / Ann Goetting.

Published New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., c1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  364.15230973 GOET    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxx, 201 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-187) and index.
Contents Foreword / James A. Mercy -- Introduction: Homicide as a Public Health Problem -- Pt. I. Female Victims. 1. Female Victims of Homicide: A Portrait of Their Killers and the Circumstances of Their Deaths. 2. Men Who Kill Their Mates: A Profile -- Pt. II. Homicidal Women. 3. Patterns of Homicide Among Women -- Pt. III. Females as Victims and Offenders. 4. Patterns of Marital Homicide: A Comparison of Husbands and Wives. 5. When Females Kill One Another: The Exceptional Case -- Pt. IV. Child Victims. 6. Child Victims of Homicide: A Portrait of Their Killers and the Circumstances of Their Deaths. 7. When Parents Kill Their Young Children: Detroit 1982-1986 -- Pt. V. Homicidal Children. 8. Patterns of Homicide Among Children -- Pt. VI. The Elderly Offender. 9. Patterns of Homicide Among the Elderly -- Conclusion: Some Preventive Considerations.
Summary This volume demonstrates the varied nature of homicide as well as the underlying patterns, risk factors, and epidemiology of homicidal behavior. The author presents her extensive studies on homicide in special populations, including women, children, and the elderly. Dr. Goetting effectively argues for a preventive, public health approach to this growing health threat. This book will be of special interest to educators, researchers, and policymakers in social services and public health, as well as students of sociology, criminology, and interpersonal violence.
Subject Homicide -- United States.
Homicide -- United States -- Prevention.
ISBN 0826187706