HECS3037 - Module Reading List
(a) Core texts
Morrall P (2006) Murder and society. Chichester: Wiley.
Morrall P (2000) Madness and murder. London: Whurr .
Porter R (2003) Madness : a brief history. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Scull A (2011) Madness : a very short introduction Oxford: Oxford University Press.
(b) Subsidiary texts
Godsi E (2004) Violence and society : making sense of madness and badness. PCCS Books: Ross-on-Wye
Brookman F (2005) Understanding homicide. London: Sage.
Bean P (2008) Madness and crime. Cullompton: Willan.
Buss D (2005) The murderer next door : why the mind is designed to kill. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
Busfield J (2001) (editor) Rethinking the sociology of mental health. Oxford: Blackwell.
Rogers A and Pilgrim D (2010) (4th edition) A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
D’Cruz S, Walklate S and Pegg S (2007) Murder : social and historical approaches to understanding murder and murderers Shani D'Cruze, Sandra Walklate and Samantha Pegg. Cullompton: Willan
Blom-Cooper, L. and Morris, T. (2005) With malice aforethought : a study of the crime and punishment for homicide. Oxford: Hart.
Carrington K and Hogg R (2002) (editors) Critical criminology : issues, debates, challenges. Cullompton: Willan.
Hyatt-Williams A (1998) Cruelty, violence, and murder : understanding the criminal mind. Northvale, New Jersey: Aronson
Laurance J (2003) Pure madness : how fear drives the mental health system. London: Routledge.
Bentall R P (2003) Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature. London: Penguin.
Fawcett B (2007) Addressing violence, abuse and oppression : debates and challenges. London: Routledge.
Maguire M, Morgan R and Reiner R (2007) (editors) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Mason T and Mercer D (1999) A sociology of the mentally disordered offender. London: Longman.
Morrall P (1998) Mental health nursing and social control. London: Whurr.
Morrall P and Hazelton M (2004) Mental health : global policies and human rights. London: Wiley.
Morrall P (2008) The trouble with therapy : sociology and psychotherapy. Buckingham: Open University Press.
Morris G (2006) Mental health issues and the media : an introduction for health professionals. London: Routledge.
Peay J (1996) (editor) Inquiries after homicide. London: Duckworth.
Peay J (2003) Decisions and dilemmas : working with mental health law. Oxford: Hart
Prins H (1999) Will they do it again? : risk assessment and management in criminal justice and psychiatry. London: Routledge.
Seltzer M (1998) Serial killers : death and life in America's wound culture. New York: Routledge.
Ness C (2007) (editor) Female terrorism and militancy : agency, utility, and organization. London: Routledge.
Morrison H and Goldberg H (2004) My life among the serial killers : inside the minds of the world's most notorious murderers. London:
Smith M D and M A Zahn (1999) (editors) Homicide : a sourcebook of social research. Thousand Oaks, California, USA: Sage.
Walton P and Young J (1998) (editors) The new criminology revisited.
Elliot C (2001) French criminal law. Cullompton, Devon: Willan.
Smartt U (2008) Law for criminologists : a practical guide. London: Sage.
Miethe T and Regoeczi W (2004) Rethinking homicide : exploring the structure and process underlying deadly situations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Gregory D and Pred A (2006) Violent geographies : fear, terror, and political violence. London: Routledge.
Howe A (2008) Sex, violence and crime : Foucault and the "man" question. London: Routledge.
Phillips T (2008) Beslan : the tragedy of School No. 1. London: Granta.
Taylor K (2009) Cruelty : human evil and the human brain. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Beaumont P (2009) The secret life of war : journeys through modern conflict. London: Harvill Secker.
Alvarez A and Bachman R (2008) Violence : the enduring problem. London: Sage.
Fooks G (2009) Corporate crime. London: Sage.
Alvarez A (2009) Genocidal crimes. London: Routledge.
Burton N (2009) The meaning of madness. Acheson Press: London [self-publication].
Evans M (2009) The imagination of evil : detective fiction and the modern world. London: Continuum.
Maden T (2007) Treating violence : a guide to risk management in mental health. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Denov M (2010) Child soldiers : Sierra Leone's revolutionary united front. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Osiel M (2009) Making sense of mass atrocity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Davies P and Greer C (2009) (editors) Victims, crime and society. London: Sage.
Holmes R (2009) Serial murder (3rd edition). London: Sage.
Ferguson C (2009) Violent crime : clinical and social implications. London: Sage.
Graham G (2010) The disordered mind : an introduction to philosophy of mind and mental illness. London: Routledge.
Tombs S and Whyte D (2011) The corporate criminal. London: Routledge.
Young A (2010) The scene of violence : cinema, crime, affect [the spectator’s encounter and fascination with the cinematic scene of violence – rape and revenge, homicide and serial killing, torture and terrorism]. London: Routledge.
Peay J (2010) Mental health and crime. London: Routledge.
Kutchins H and Kirk S (1997) Making us crazy : DSM : the psychiatric bible and the creation of mental disorders : New York: Free Press. [criticises the use of the DSM inventory of mental disorders]
Hare R (1999) Without conscience : the disturbing world of the psychopaths among us. New York: Guilford Press.
Cleckley H (1988) (5th edition) The Mask of Sanity: An Attempt to Clarify Some Issues About the So Called Psychopathic Personality. New York: Dolan.
Flanders J (2011) The invention of murder : how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime. London: Harper.
Malesevic S (2010) The sociology of war and violence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Leatherman J (2011) Sexual violence and armed conflict. Cambridge: Polity.
Vitelo C and Hickey E (2006) The myth of a psychiatric crime wave : public perception, juror research, and mental illness. Durham, North Carolina, USA: Carolina Academic Press.
Baron-Cohen S (2011) Zero degrees of empathy : a new theory of human cruelty [re: Evil]. London: Allen-Lane.
Gilligan J (1996) Violence : our deadly epidemic and its causes. New York: Grosset/Putnam.
Gilligan J, Guier A and Blumenfeld Y (2001) Preventing violence. London: Thames & Hudson.
Pinker S (2011) The better angels of our nature : the decline of violence in history and its causes. London: Allen Lane.
Large M (2008) Homicide due to mental disorder in England and Wales over 50 years British Journal of Psychiatry. (2008) 193, pp. 130-133. Homicide due to mental disorder
Coid J (2009) Correspondence: Homicide due to mental disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry. (2009) 194, pp.185-186
Large M, Ryan C, Nielssen O and Hayes R (2008). The danger of dangerousness: why we must remove the dangerousness criterion from our mental health acts. Journal of medical ethics. 2008; 34:877-881.
Gumbel A (2009) The truth about Columbine. The Guardian, 17th April. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/17/columbine-massacre-gun-crime-us/print
Geddes L (2009) Schools may accidentally create teen killers, New scientist., 18th March, p.5
Achmat Z (2008) Crimes of the Great Denialist [President Mbeki]. http://www.aidstruth.org/new/story/08-sep-zackie-achmat-crimes-great-denialist
Maibom L (2008) The Mad, the Bad, and the Psychopath. Neuroethics, 1(3), 167-184
Bourke J (2009) Women Beware Women , Guardian, 30th May. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/may/30/women-feminism? INTCMP=SRCH
Global Humanitarian Forum (2009) Human Impact Report: Climate Change – The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis [Climate Change responsible for 300,000 deaths a year] Global Humanitarian Forum, United Nations. http://www.eird.org/publicaciones/humanimpactreport.pdf
Carroll R (2009) Death in Mexico [Ciudad Juárez]. The Guardian, 20th May. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/20/mexico-drugs-war-juarez? INTCMP=SRCH
DeFronzo J, Ditta A, Hannon L and Prochnow J (2007) Male Serial Homicide: The Influence of Cultural and Structural Variables. Homicide studies., Vol. 11 (1), pp.3-14
Porter S and Woodworth M (2007) I’m Sorry I did it … but He Started it”: A Comparison of The Official and Self-Reported Homicide Descriptions of Psychopaths and Non-Psychopaths. Law and human behavior., 31(1), pp.91-107.
Campbell C, Glass N, Sharps P, Laughon K and Bloom T (2007) Intimate Partner Homicide: Review and Implications of Research and Policy. Trauma, violence and abuse., Vol. 8, No. 3, pp.246-269.
BBC News (2009) Tennessee gun law divides opinion. 13th July. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8145541.stm
Bentall R (2009) Diagnoses are psychiatry's star signs: Let's listen more and drug people less.The biological approach to treating mental illness has been a lamentable failure. We must focus on a patient as a person. The Guardian, 31st August.
Vulliamy E (2009) Life and death in Juárez, the world's murder capital. 4th September, The Observer.
MacKinnon I (2009) Khmer Rouge's chief torturer tells court of 'heartfelt sorrow' over killings. The Guardian, 31st March.
Anderson J (2009) It's like the Middle Ages [in Rio] there's no purpose other than living another day. The Observer, 29th November.
Biderman C, De Mello J and Alexandre Schneider (2010) Dry laws and homicides: evidence from the Sao Paulo metropolitan area. Economic journal., 1 (20), pp.157-182.
BBC News (2010) Doctors to flag up mentally ill patients who own guns. 15th June http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/10316819.stm
Tyrer P (2010) Quoted in Ramesh R (2010) £1m each spent on most dangerous killers 'about locking people up' [Prof Peter Tyrer says personality disorder diagnosis is suspect and government is 'warehousing' people who should be freed]. Guardian, 26th May. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/may/26/dangerous-killers-200m-plan-waste.
Vicary A and Fraley C (2010) Captured by True Crime: Why Are Women Drawn to Tales of Rape, Murder, and Serial Killers? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1(1) 81-86.
McCrery N (1996) Review : Murder most fascinating. New Scientist, 2040, http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg15120405.500-review--murder-most-fascinating.html? full=true.
Hirsch A and Siddique H (2010) Keir Starmer backs US-style murder charges for England and Wales [Director of public prosecutions tells Today programme he supports idea of first and second degree murder charges]. Guardian, 8th September. http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2010/sep/08/keir-starmer-backs-us-style-murder-charges-change-law.
Mental Health Alliance (2010) New! New briefing on Supervised Community Treatment (SCT) arrangements [MHA]/More people with mental health problems are being made subject to compulsory care [NHS Information Centre]. http://www.mentalhealthalliance.org.uk/.
Andreasson T (2009) The normalisation of violence in news media.. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM publishing.
Ferguson J and Kilburn J (2009) The Public Health Risks of Media Violence: A Meta Analytic Review. Journal of pediatrics., 154 (5), 759-763.
Large M, Smith G, Swinson N and Nielssen O (2008) Homicide due to mental disorder in England and Wales over 50 years. British Journal of Psychiatry., 193, pp.130-133
MIND (2010) Dangerousness and mental health: the facts. London: Mind [Updated by Inger Hatloy, January 2010]. http://www.mind.org.uk/help/research_and_policy/dangerousness_and_mental_health_the_facts
Friedman R (2006) Violence and mental disorder - how strong is the link? New England journal of medicine. 355:2064-2066
MacAsKill E (2011) Woman who attempted suicide while pregnant is accused of murder. Guardian, April 15. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/15/woman-attempted-suicide-pregnant-accused
Journal of Social Criminology (not available through Leeds University Library)
(d) Web Sites
Home Office http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/
World Health Organisation – Mental Health. http://www.who.int/mental_health/en/
Department of Health http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm
British Library Collection [newspapers 19th century>] http://www.bl.uk/#
Citizens Against Homicide. http://www.citizensagainsthomicide.org/
Mad Pride. http://www.mindfreedom.org/campaign/madpride
(e) YouTube/BBC News
Harold Shipman http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=XRIfPlPLBUY. [six parts]
Police interview of jigsaw man killer Stephen Marshall: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8492231.stm
Son of a Victim of ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ (Peter Sutcliffe) who has requested release (2010)
'Too young to kill” [multiple parts; details 15 cases of murder committed by people under 18 in America; not academic and salacious but useful discussion points]
BBC News (2011) Police patrol world murder capital
Jim Fallon (neuroscientist) on nature-nurture and homicide (psychopathic killers):
a) http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=u2V0vOFexY4
This list was last updated on 25/10/2011