Author: Peter Morrall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470030224

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

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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?
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Author: Dagmar Lowe

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

ISBN: 0893347787

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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“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
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History and Society in Colonial Nigeria

Author: David Pratten

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anang (African people)

Page: 425

View: 4781

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.
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Transformations in Society and Culture

Author: S. Gundle,Lucia Rinaldi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230606911

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 8033

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.
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Essays in Honour of Patrick Collinson

Author: Anthony Fletcher,Peter Roberts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521028042

Category: History

Page: 396

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Seventeen distinguished historians of early modern Britain pay tribute to an outstanding scholar and teacher, presenting reviews of major areas of debate.
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The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

Author: Dave Grossman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497629209

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 6975

A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.
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Transformations in Society and Culture

Author: Stephen Gundle,Lucia Rinaldi

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403983916

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 1099

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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521781930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 911

McDonagh examines the idea of child murder in British culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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Author: Eric W. Hickey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761924371

Category: Law

Page: 603

View: 7763

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.
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Women, Murder and Representation

Author: Helen Birch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520085749

Category: History

Page: 302

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The rampaging female has become a new cliché in Hollywood cinema, a sexy beauty stabbing and shooting her way to box-office success. Fatal Attraction, Thelma and Louise, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and Single White Female are a few of the recent mainstream films that have attracted huge audiences. Meanwhile, true accounts of a teenager shooting her lover's wife and a battered woman bludgeoning her husband to death get prime news media coverage--and are quickly made into TV movies. This pioneering collection of essays looks at our enduring fascination with women who murder. The authors explore how both fictional and real women are represented, as well as the way society responds to these women. The result is an often shocking picture of female violence that covers a vast territory: the Australian outback, a Florida highway, an Austrian hospital, a French village, and Hollywood. The women are as diverse as their settings: middle-class housewives, prostitutes, house maids, nurses, high-powered professionals. There is much here to provoke controversy. Society's uncertainty over the role of premenstrual syndrome, the fear of lesbianism, female violence as self-defense against patriarchy, and "appropriate" female behavior are issues that push buttons on several levels. Moving Targets is must-reading for anyone concerned with violence and representations of women in our culture.
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Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3551317402

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Deepdean-Mädchenschule, 1934. Als Daisy Wells und Hazel Wong ihr eigenes, streng geheimes Detektivbüro gründen, gibt es zuerst gar kein wirklich aufregendes Verbrechen zum Ermitteln. Doch dann entdeckt Hazel die Lehrerin Miss Bell tot in der Turnhalle. Zuerst denkt sie, es sei ein schrecklicher Unfall gewesen. Aber als Daisy und sie fünf Minuten später zurückkommen, ist die Leiche verschwunden. Jetzt sind die Mädchen sicher: Hier ist ein Mord geschehen! Und nicht nur eine Person in Deepdean hätte ein Motiv gehabt. --- Spannend, komisch, ungewöhnlich: Band 1 der Krimi-Serie "Ein Fall für Wells & Wong" ---
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1898 to the Present

Author: Michael S. Neiberg

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415327183

Category: History

Page: 199

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Combining a traditional survey of military history with a survey of social issues, Michael S. Neiberg examines warfare in Europe from the Fashoda conflict in modern-day Sudan to the recent war in Iraq.
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Author: Eric W. Hickey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446348

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 5292

This text provides an in-depth, scholarly examination of serial murderers and their victims. 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.
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Author: Peter Mayer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136889140

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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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.
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Author: Emma Griffiths

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415300704

Category: History

Page: 147

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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.
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Life Is Conducted, Directed and Controlled by the Fear.

Author: Desh Subba

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499004672

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

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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.
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Author: Calvin J. Larson,Gerald R. Garrett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781882289257

Category: Social Science

Page: 409

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The Transition from Socialism in Comparative Perspective

Author: Mark Sidel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469606

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 2492

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.
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