The changing face of homicide research

The shift in empirical focus and emerging research trends

Maria Ioannou, Laura Hammond

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose
– Homicidal behaviour is influenced by a complex interaction of behavioural, situational and environmental factors that raise many challenging psychological questions. A large and continually growing body of research has explored the crime of homicide, its epidemiology, victims and perpetrators. The area is developing rapidly, opening up new avenues of study. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach
– This special issue of the Journal of Criminal Psychology brings together an exciting array of papers on homicidal behaviour, examining a wide range of issues including juvenile homicide perpetrators, school shootings, child homicide, homicide-suicide and differences in offence behaviours and victim characteristics between hard-to-solve one-off homicides and serial homicides.

Findings
– The range of papers included in this special edition cover a wide range of aspects of homicidal behaviour, reflecting the importance of – and the need for – applied research moving away from examining general homicide to specialised research focusing on subtypes of homicide and subgroups of homicide offenders. A research agenda is proposed.

Originality/value
– This editorial gives an introduction to the themes explored in this special issue and provides an overview of the selected papers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Criminal Psychology
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2015

Fingerprint

Homicide
homicide
trend
Research
Criminal Psychology
offense
Crime
epidemiology
schoolchild
edition
Suicide
suicide
environmental factors
offender
Epidemiology
psychology
Psychology
methodology

Cite this

@article{2ec71b3724e644ceab22a97daaa094a9,
title = "The changing face of homicide research: The shift in empirical focus and emerging research trends",
abstract = "Purpose– Homicidal behaviour is influenced by a complex interaction of behavioural, situational and environmental factors that raise many challenging psychological questions. A large and continually growing body of research has explored the crime of homicide, its epidemiology, victims and perpetrators. The area is developing rapidly, opening up new avenues of study. The paper aims to discuss these issues.Design/methodology/approach– This special issue of the Journal of Criminal Psychology brings together an exciting array of papers on homicidal behaviour, examining a wide range of issues including juvenile homicide perpetrators, school shootings, child homicide, homicide-suicide and differences in offence behaviours and victim characteristics between hard-to-solve one-off homicides and serial homicides.Findings– The range of papers included in this special edition cover a wide range of aspects of homicidal behaviour, reflecting the importance of – and the need for – applied research moving away from examining general homicide to specialised research focusing on subtypes of homicide and subgroups of homicide offenders. A research agenda is proposed.Originality/value– This editorial gives an introduction to the themes explored in this special issue and provides an overview of the selected papers.",
keywords = "Homicide, violence, homicidal behaviour, homicide research, murder",
author = "Maria Ioannou and Laura Hammond",
year = "2015",
month = "8",
day = "3",
doi = "10.1108/JCP-06-2015-0019",
language = "English",
volume = "5",
pages = "157--162",
journal = "Journal of Criminal Psychology",
issn = "2009-3829",
publisher = "Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.",
number = "3",

}

The changing face of homicide research : The shift in empirical focus and emerging research trends. / Ioannou, Maria; Hammond, Laura.

In: Journal of Criminal Psychology, Vol. 5, No. 3, 03.08.2015, p. 157-162.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - The changing face of homicide research

T2 - The shift in empirical focus and emerging research trends

AU - Ioannou, Maria

AU - Hammond, Laura

PY - 2015/8/3

Y1 - 2015/8/3

N2 - Purpose– Homicidal behaviour is influenced by a complex interaction of behavioural, situational and environmental factors that raise many challenging psychological questions. A large and continually growing body of research has explored the crime of homicide, its epidemiology, victims and perpetrators. The area is developing rapidly, opening up new avenues of study. The paper aims to discuss these issues.Design/methodology/approach– This special issue of the Journal of Criminal Psychology brings together an exciting array of papers on homicidal behaviour, examining a wide range of issues including juvenile homicide perpetrators, school shootings, child homicide, homicide-suicide and differences in offence behaviours and victim characteristics between hard-to-solve one-off homicides and serial homicides.Findings– The range of papers included in this special edition cover a wide range of aspects of homicidal behaviour, reflecting the importance of – and the need for – applied research moving away from examining general homicide to specialised research focusing on subtypes of homicide and subgroups of homicide offenders. A research agenda is proposed.Originality/value– This editorial gives an introduction to the themes explored in this special issue and provides an overview of the selected papers.

AB - Purpose– Homicidal behaviour is influenced by a complex interaction of behavioural, situational and environmental factors that raise many challenging psychological questions. A large and continually growing body of research has explored the crime of homicide, its epidemiology, victims and perpetrators. The area is developing rapidly, opening up new avenues of study. The paper aims to discuss these issues.Design/methodology/approach– This special issue of the Journal of Criminal Psychology brings together an exciting array of papers on homicidal behaviour, examining a wide range of issues including juvenile homicide perpetrators, school shootings, child homicide, homicide-suicide and differences in offence behaviours and victim characteristics between hard-to-solve one-off homicides and serial homicides.Findings– The range of papers included in this special edition cover a wide range of aspects of homicidal behaviour, reflecting the importance of – and the need for – applied research moving away from examining general homicide to specialised research focusing on subtypes of homicide and subgroups of homicide offenders. A research agenda is proposed.Originality/value– This editorial gives an introduction to the themes explored in this special issue and provides an overview of the selected papers.

KW - Homicide

KW - violence

KW - homicidal behaviour

KW - homicide research

KW - murder

U2 - 10.1108/JCP-06-2015-0019

DO - 10.1108/JCP-06-2015-0019

M3 - Article

VL - 5

SP - 157

EP - 162

JO - Journal of Criminal Psychology

JF - Journal of Criminal Psychology

SN - 2009-3829

IS - 3

ER -