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- DescriptionThis comprehensive work provides a sourcebook of information about the substantive, methodological, and policy-oriented aspects of homicide research in Europe. Part one of this work covers the most recent substantive and methodological information about European homicide research. The second part will contains detailed case studies on homicide research in 15-20 individual European nations. This work will be both conceptual and practical. conceptual and practical. Conceptual aspects will focus on theoretical frameworks and patterns and trends of violence in Europe. Practical aspects will examine the results of empirical research, topics relating to different data sources and the variation of legal definitions of violence throughout Europe, and policy issues relating to variation in homicide prevention and punishment of homicide offenders throughout Europe. This handbook will t only provide an up-to-date reference that brings together kwn information, but will also offer previously unpublished comprehensive literature reviews and original research findings. The editors' distinctive approach is to provide readers with an English-language central source of information about the volumius literature on European homicide research that is currently spread widely in dozens of different European and American journals.
- Author BiographyDr. Pridemore is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University, where he is also Associate Director of the Consortium for Education and Social Science Research, Adjunct Professor of Sociology, and an affiliate faculty member of the Russian and East European Institute. He received his PhD from SUNY-Albany in 2000. He is a member of the National Consortium on Violence Research and spent a year as a Research Fellow at Harvard University in the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. His main criminological research interests include social structure and homicide, alcohol and violence, the impact of democratization and marketization on homicide rates in Russia, and the measurement of crime and deviance. He also carries out research on alcohol epidemiology, the Russian mortality crisis, and social structure and suicide. Dr. Pridemore's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the National Institute of Justice, and the American Sociological Association/National Science Foundation. His research is interdisciplinary and has been published in leading journals in several disciplines, including criminology (Criminology, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly), public health and epidemiology (American Journal of Public Health, Addiction, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, European Journal of Public Health), and sociology (Social Forces, Social Science and Medicine, European Sociological Review). He also recently edited a volume on law, crime, and justice in transitional Russia, which was published by Rowman & Littlefield. Marieke Liem is Assistant Professor of Criminology at Leiden University, the Netherlands. She graduated from Cambridge University and received her PhD from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She has conducted research in several European and non-European countries and has been a visiting scholar at Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice and as a research affiliate at the Violent Injury Prevention Center, Harvard School of Public Health. She is currently chairing the European Homicide Research Group. She has been the recipient of several research grants. Her research interests involve domestic homicide, homicide by the mentally ill, homicide-suicide and international comparative research in lethal violence. Other research interests include the relationship between homicide, suicide and media reporting on these acts. She has published in scientific national and international journals in various fields, including homicide research (Homicide Studies), forensic psychology (Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, Criminal Behavior and Mental Health, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Aggression and Violent Behavior), criminology (Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aggressive Behavior, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology), sociology (Tijdschrift voor Veiligheid) and public health (Child Abuse and Neglect, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior). Marieke Liem is Assistant Professor of Criminology at Leiden University, the Netherlands. She graduated from Cambridge University and received her PhD from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She has conducted research in several European and non-European countries and has been a visiting scholar at Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice and as a research affiliate at the Violent Injury Prevention Center, Harvard School of Public Health. She is currently chairing the European Homicide Research Group. She has been the recipient of several research grants. Her research interests involve domestic homicide, homicide by the mentally ill, homicide-suicide and international comparative research in lethal violence. Other research interests include the rela
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication15/10/2011
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note87 black & white illustrations, 60 black & white tables, biography
- Weight1176 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited byMarieke Liem,William Alex Pridemore
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
- Edition Statement2012
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