Homicide: Risk Factors, Trends and Prevention Strategies

Damini Wattel (Editor)

Series: Safety and Risk in Society
BISAC: SOC004000



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Homicide: Risk Factors, Trends and Prevention Strategies first provides an overview of murder-suicide in educational settings, with an emphasis on K-12 schools, and recommendations for the prevention of murder-suicide in educational settings are provided.

This compilation also assesses the potential impact of increasing incarceration rates on homicide rates within 27 OECD nations from 1993 to 2005, suggesting areas for future research, including specification of the incarceration/homicide association in cross-national samples.

The authors close by providing base-line frequencies for what offenders do after killing of a stranger. Further, they seek to identify whether associations can be made between post-offence behaviours and offender, victim, and offences characteristics.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Homicide and Suicide in Schools: Understanding and Preventing Murder-Suicide in Educational Settings
(David N. Miller, PhD, and Kristin D. Miller, PhD, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University at Albany, Albany, NY, US, and others)

Chapter 2. Increasing Incarceration Rates and the Homicide Decline among OECD Nations, 1993-2005 (James Tuttle, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana, US)

Chapter 3. Stranger Homicide Post-Offence Behaviours: A Multivariate Model
(Louise Almond, PhD, Georgina Stokes and Michelle McManus, PhD, School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, and others)

Chapter 4. Bibliography

Chapter 5. Related Nova Publications


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