Murder in Families

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About the Course:

This special report is based on a statistical survey of murders committed within families, and includes information on factors including age, race, family relationship, prior criminal history, weapons used, sentences handed down by courts, and geographical prevalence of rates. Valuable information for clinicians and researchers alike.


By John M. Dawson and Patrick A. Langan, Ph.D.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics

Course Objectives:

  1. to become more familiar with specific data regarding murder in families

  2. to learn about trends and factors relating to murder in families

  3. to become more aware of how perpetrators were handled by the courts in regarding to family murder cases

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Course Number: 100210
Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
Format: Online Article
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