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Murder and Society

Peter Morrall

ISBN: 978-1-861-56455-9 October 2006 214 Pages


Human psychological and physical well-being is damaged and destroyed when people are deliberately killed by other people. There are millions of primary and secondary victims of murder throughout the world, and human society as a whole is a tertiary victim of murder. Despite this, people are often fascinated and engrossed by stories of homicide and killers. This book provides a fascinating exploration of murder, providing an insight into what leads people to kill and what effect this has on society as a whole. This book is organized into five chapters that each answer a specific question on murder:
  • What is Murder?
  • Who Commits Murder?
  • Why Commit Murder?
  • Why is Murder Devastating?
  • Why is Murder Fascinating?


Chapter 1: What is murder?

Chapter 2: Who commits murder?

Chapter 3: Why commit murder?

Chapter 4: Why is murder devastating?

Chapter 5: Why is murder fascinating?




"Peter Morrall draws on a wide range of cross-cultural and historical material to support his points." (Therapy Today, July 2007)