Murder and Society

Murder and Society

Author(s): Peter Morrall

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

Print ISBN: 9781861564559

Online ISBN: 9780470713501

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713501

About this Book

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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