When Men Murder Women

Hardcover | April 28, 2015

byR. Emerson Dobash, Russell P. Dobash

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In the United States and Great Britain, 20-30% of all homicides involve the killing of a woman by a man. In When Men Murder Women, Dobash and Dobash - two seasoned researchers and longtime collaborators in the study of violence against women - reveal what they learned from a three-year studythat included 866 homicide case files and 200 in-depth interviews with murderers in prison. They focus on intimate partner murder, sexual murder, and the murder of older women, and compare each of these three types with those in which men murder other men. Each type is examined in depth and detailin a separate section that begins with an overview of relevant research, and is followed by a comprehensive examination of the murder event and the lifecourse of the perpetrators. There has never before been a comprehensive book that has covered the entire scope of homicide cases in which men murder women. The result is this essential text for students, professionals, policy makers, and researchers studying violence, gender, and crime.

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In the United States and Great Britain, 20-30% of all homicides involve the killing of a woman by a man. In When Men Murder Women, Dobash and Dobash - two seasoned researchers and longtime collaborators in the study of violence against women - reveal what they learned from a three-year studythat included 866 homicide case files and 200...

R. Emerson Dobash, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Criminology at the School of Law, University of Manchester and Permanent Distinguished Visiting Professor of Justice and Social Enquiry at Arizona State University. Russell P. Dobash, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Criminology at the School of Law, University of Manchester and Permanent D...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.29 × 6.5 × 1.3 inPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199914788

ISBN - 13:9780199914784

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsAbbreviations1. Homicide Across Time and Place: Expanding Knowledge and Refining FocusINTIMATE PARTNER MURDER2. The Knowledge-Intimate Partner Murder3. Intimate Partner Murder-The Murder Event: Relationships, Contexts and Circumstances4. Intimate Partner Murder-Perpetrators: Lifecourse, Orientations and CognitionsSEXUAL MURDER5. The Knowledge-Sexual Murder6. Sexual Murder-The Murder Event: Relationships, Contexts and Circumstances7. Sexual Murder-Perpetrators: Lifecourse, Orientations and CognitionsMURDER OF OLDER WOMEN8. The Knowledge-Murder of Older Women9. Murder of Older Women-The Murder Event: Relationships, Contexts and Circumstances10. Murder of Older Women-Perpetrators: Lifecourse, Orientations and Cognitions11. When Men Murder Women: Comparisons and ConclusionsAppendicesAPPENDIX I - MURDER STUDY- Data Collection and Analysis - Casefiles and InterviewsI.1. Casefiles - Data collection instrument and codebook for SPSS (list of contents only)I.2. Interview Schedule - Cover page including list of topics onlyI.3. Casefiles - Variable Specification for SPSS xx 1.4. Nud*ist/QSR - Nodes/Categories (Qualitative Data from Casefiles and Interviews)APPENDIX II - MURDER STUDY- Casefiles - Achieved Sample and Murder of Women by MenAPPENDIX III - INTIMATE PARTNER MURDER (IPM)APPENDIX IV - SEXUAL MURDER (SexM)APPENDIX V - MURDER OF OLDER WOMEN (O.Wo)Notes (for all chapters)ReferencesIndex