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- DescriptionInfanticide, serial killings, war, terrorism, abortion, hour killings, euthanasia, suicide bombings and gecide; all involve taking of life. Put most simply, all involve killing one or more other people. Yet cultural context influences heavily how one perceives all of these, and indeed, some readers of this paragraph may already have thought: 'But surely that doesn't belong with those others, that's t really killing.' Why We Kill examines violence in many of its manifestations, exploring how culture plays a role in people's understanding of violent action. From the first chapter, which tries to understand multiple forms of domestic homicide including infanticide, filicide, spousal homicide and hour killings, to the final chapter's bone-chilling account of the massacre at Murambi in Rwanda, this fascinating book makes compelling reading.
- Author BiographyNancy Loucks is Chief Executive of Families Outside, a charity dedicated to providing support to the families of people involved in the criminal justice system. Sally Smith Holt is Associate Professor of Religion at William Jewel College, US. Joanna Adler is Director of Forensic Psychology Studies at Middlesex University.
- PublisherMiddlesex University Press
- Date of Publication22/04/2009
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMiddlesex University Press
- Content Noteblack & white tables, figures
- Weight317 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byJoanna R. Adler,Nancy Loucks,Sally Smith Holt
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