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A comprehensive exploration, Studying and Prevention of Homicide offers thoroughly researched chapters by a distinguished group of contributors. Leading scholars in the field, editors M. Dwayne Smith and Margaret A. Zahn have compiled an extensive range of topics including: mass and serial murders, homicides by youth, gang homicides, domestic homicides, homicides by female offenders, and alcohol/drug related homicides.

African Americans and Homicide
African Americans and homicide

When one surveys the numerous studies of homicide that have appeared during the last several decades, there is evidence of enormous advances in the knowledge of the nature and distribution of lethal violence within the United States. What has emerged is a vibrant, multidisciplinary enterprise that is likely to expand even further the knowledge of the etiology of homicide and what can be done to prevent it.

At the same time, a review of homicide studies also reveals unexpected patterns of redundancy and omission. Despite much progress, homicide studies have repeatedly covered the same ground while ignoring topics that potentially are quite important. Few have achieved any of the great leaps forward envisioned by the earliest analysts of homicide ...

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