Lethal Violence: A Sourcebook on Fatal Domestic, Acquaintance and Stranger Violence, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lethal Violence

A Sourcebook on Fatal Domestic, Acquaintance and Stranger Violence, 1st Edition

Edited by Harold V. Hall

CRC Press

714 pages

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Hardback: 9780849370038
pub: 1998-12-23

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Lethal Violence: A Sourcebook on Fatal Domestic, Acquaintance and Stranger Aggression applies the lethal violence sequence analysis to a wide-ranging array of fatal aggression, resulting in a multitude of observations and principles of violence. This sourcebook provides base rate information and cases for each type of fatal interaction, then applies the knowledge to violence-related situations and settings.


"…a unique blend of outstanding experts from the forensic disciplines. Incorporating cutting edge topics confronted by the law enforcement community, these experts, with their varied backgrounds, have delved into the darkest sides of the human personality."

-Lloyd E. Dean, FBI Special Agent (Retired) and Co-Founder, Threat Management Group, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky

"This volume is a product of a significant degree of research related to a topic that is extremely important both for professionals and for the lay public….a valuable asset to any professional's library, and of significant importance to both clinicians and also individuals involved in research regarding violent behavior….an encompassing review of the area of both factual and theoretical knowledge concerning lethal violence in our society….well presented and also researched in a scholarly manner….Both neuropsychologists and also clinical psychologists in general will find much value in Dr. Hall's volume that assist improving their knowledge regarding abnormal behavior."

-Robert C. Chamberlain, Clinical Neuropsychologist

"This excellent, comprehensive and timely work is a must for every professional involved in violence and aggression."

-Patrick H. Deleon, Ph.D, J.D.

"With this book, Dr. Harold Hall and his colleagues fill a critical niche in the literature dedicated to accurately portraying what is and pointing the way to what should be."

-Florence W. Kaslow, Ph.D., ABPP

Table of Contents

Foreword, F. Kaslow

Foundational Issues

Overview of Lethal Violence, H.V. Hall

Brain Dysfunction and Lethal Violence, D. Johnson-Greene and K.M. Adams

Sex Differences in Juvenile Violence, R.F. Eme

Violence, Viewing, and Development, L.L. Schwartz and R. Matzkin

Social Inducements to Paralethal and Lethal Violence, L.C. Whitaker

Victim-Precipitated Homicide, W. Foote

Family Violence

When Mothers Murder: Understanding Infanticide by Females, S.H. Barlow and C.J. Clayton

Spousal Homicide, V.E. Bixenstine

Violence in the Family, J.G. Poirier

Murder-Suicide, M.F. Abramsky and M. Helfman

Criminal Violence

Workplace Violence: A New Form of Lethal Aggression, T.B. Feldmann and P.W. Johnson

Violence and the Sexual Paraphilias, J.B. Chapman

Serial Murder, P.E. Cook and D.L. Hinman

Murder and Sex Murder: Psychopathology and Psychodynamics, L.B. Schlesinger

Aircraft Hijacking in the United States, T.B. Feldmann and P.W. Johnson

Insanity and Mitigation to Murder, S.B. McPherson

Evaluation and Intervention

Intervention in Lethal Violence, H.V. Hall

Psychometric Testing and Lethal Violence, C.J. Golden, M.L. Jackson, S.T. Gontkovsky, and A. Peterson-Rohne

MMPI-Based Psychological Assessment of Lethal Violence, R.J. Craig

Healing the Wounds of Sibling Survivors of Lethal Violence, M.S. Cerney

Cognitive Retraining of Cerebral Deficits Associated with Violent Behavior, M.S. Walter

The Hostage Triad: Takers, Victims, and Negotiators, J.A. Call

Beyond Conflict and Competition: Diversity, Cooperation, and Life Affirmation as Alternatives to Violence, L.A. Buck

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General