Book Review: "Fox JA and Levin J (2015) Extreme Killing: Understanding Mass and Serial Murder (3rd edn). Los Angeles: Sage"

Dragiewicz, Molly (2016) Book Review: "Fox JA and Levin J (2015) Extreme Killing: Understanding Mass and Serial Murder (3rd edn). Los Angeles: Sage". International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 5(1), pp. 150-152.

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Abstract

Extreme Killing: Understanding Mass and Serial Murder is now in its third edition, with the first having been published in 1985. Fox and Levin have updated the latest version of the book in a number of ways. Many of the older cases have been revised and high‐profile new cases from around the world have been added. Two significant recent additions are chapters that discuss theories about the causes of multiple homicide and the role of firearms in multiple killings, including substantial discussion of the debates over American gun laws. Extreme Killing is one of few scholarly books on multiple homicide and is therefore widely cited by scholars working in the area as well as used in university teaching.

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ID Code: 97928
Item Type: Review
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: killing, murder, homicide, criminology
DOI: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v5i1.289
ISSN: 2202-8005
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: 2016 Molly Dragiewicz
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2016 23:18
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016 23:18

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