The Female Homicide Offender

The Female Homicide Offender : Serial Murder and the Case of Aileen Wuornos

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For Criminal Justice courses in Homicide Studies, Women & Crime, Criminal Behavior, Criminal Offender, Victimology (Violence & Victims), and Psychology & Crime. This text explains in clear, accessible, and scholarly prose who the female homicide offender is, examining the criminological literature on female criminality (including murder). It also investigates the research on attachment disorder and psychopathy, using the case study of Aileen Wuornos, one of America's most controversial serial murderers. Detailed, systematic, and comprehensive, the text details how such behaviors emerge in childhood, and what can be done to predict and prevent them. It offers a fresh and provocative assessment that presents several treatment, administration, and policy recommendations regarding the mental health and court justice more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 170.2 x 241.3 x 9.4mm | 303.91g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0131141619
  • 9780131141612

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Women and Crime. 2. Women as Homicide Offenders. 3. Mental Disorders in Female Homicide Offenders. 4. Understanding Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy. 5. Understanding ASPD (Psychopathy) and Homicide. 6. Attachment Theory. 7. Methodological Considerations. 8. Aileen Wuornos: A Case Study. 9. In Search of Meaning: Analyzing and Interpreting the Data. 10. Implications, Future Research, and Conclusions. 11. Epilogue: Reflections on Ethics, Crime, Mental Illness, and Justice. References. more

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