Authored by renowned experts, this book reviews homicide laws, introduces theories purporting to explain murder, and presents
up-to-date statistical data identifying homicide patterns and trends. It covers topics ranging from domestic and workplace
homicide to cult and hate killings; murder committed by juveniles to serial slayings. Finally, it examines criminal justice
responses to homicide, including the strategies and tactics employed to apprehend, prosecute, and punish killers. This edition
also reflects recent legislative changes and Supreme Court decisions, includes new case examples, and contains extensively
expanded discussions of family and school homicide.