In Male–Male Murder, Dobash and Dobash – experienced researchers, award winning authors and long-time collaborators use evidence from their Murder Study to examine 424 men who murdered another man. Using both quantitative and qualitative data drawn from a wider study of 866 homicide casefiles and 200 in-depth interviews with murderers in prison, they focus on Five Types of male–male murder: confrontational/fighters; murder for money/financial gain; murder between men in the family; sexual murder between men; murder of older men. Each type is examined in depth and detail in a separate chapter that begins with a brief overview of relevant research and is followed by a comprehensive examination of the murder event including subtypes that illustrate the diversity within each type of murder. Following the examination of the five types of male–male murder, the focus turns to the lifecourse of the perpetrators including childhood, adulthood, and their time in prison. Lastly, the reflect on the body of findings from the Murder Study, and stress the importance of gender in understanding these lethal events. The Dobashes bring their research skills and insights to the complex task of covering the entire scope of homicide cases in which men murder men. This is an essential text for students, professionals, policy makers, and researchers studying violence, gender, and homicide.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Male-Male Murder - The Evidence So Far
Chapter 2 Confrontational Murder (Fighters)
Chapter 3 Murder for Money/Financial Gain
Chapter 4 Murder Between Men in the Family
Chapter 5 Sexual Murder Between Men
Chapter 6 Murder of Older Men
Chapter 7 Lifecourse of Male-Male Murderers - Childhood
Chapter 8 Lifecourse of Male-Male Murderers - Adulthood and In Prison
Chapter 9 Reflections on the Murder Study
Russell P. Dobash is a Professor Emeritus, Criminology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Arizona State University, USA.
Rebecca Emerson Dobash is a Professor Emeritus, Criminology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Arizona State University, USA.
"A riveting scholarly account of real-life homicides … Dobash and Dobash skillfully integrate chilling firsthand accounts with comprehensive overviews of relevant research. The fusion of gripping narratives with sobering statistics shatters the misconception that only psychopaths and sadists are capable of intentional killing."
- Excerpt from Evolutionary Psychological Science, ‘A Glimpse into Murderous Minds. A Review of Russell P. Dobash and Rebecca Emerson Dobash (2020), Male-Male Murder (Routledge), Madeleine K. Meehan and Todd K. Shackelford, Oakland University, USA