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HECS3037 - Module Reading List

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.

Bentall R (2009) Doctoring the mind : why psychiatric treatments fail. London: Allen Lane.

Busfield J (2011) Mental illness. Cambridge: Polity.

Leader D (2012) What is madness? London: Penguin.

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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.

Hodgson J (2004) French criminal justice : a comparative account of the investigation and prosecution of crime in France.

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 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.

Biagi-Chai F (2011) Serial killers : psychiatry, criminology, responsibility. London: Routledge-Cavendish.

Horder J (2007) (editor)Homicide law in comparative perspective Oxford: Hart.   

Walsh A (2012) Criminology : the essentials. London: Sage.

Monckton-Smith J (2012)Murder, gender and the media : narratives of dangerous love. London: Palgrave.

Gregoriou C (2012) (editor)Constructing Crime: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and 'Deviance'. London: Palgrave. 

McDonald K (2013) Our violent world : terrorism in society. London: Palgrave.

Hollin C (2121) (second edition) Psychology and crime : an introduction to criminological psychology. London: Routledge.

S.A. Johnson 2006 Physical abusers and sexual offenders : forensic and clinical strategies CRC Press.

L. Blom-Cooper, A. Grounds, P. Guinan, A. Parker and M. Taylor 1996 The case of Jason Mitchell : report of the independent panel of inquiry. Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd.

S. Samenow 2004 Inside the criminal mind Revised and Updated Edition.  Crown Publishing Group.

C.J. Patrick 2007 Handbook of psychopathy New York: Guilford Press.

D. Wilson 2007 Serial killers : hunting Britons and their victims, 1960 to 2006 Sheffield, UKK: Waterside Press.

D. Wilson 2011 A history of British serial killing : the shocking account of Jack the Ripper, Harold Shipman and beyond London: Sphere/Little, Brown.

Spierenburg P (2012)Violence and punishment : civilizing the body through time. Cambridge: Polity.

Ray L (2011) Violence and Society. London: Sage.

Newton M (2012) Age of assassins : a history of conspiracy and political violence, 1865-1981 London: Faber.

Pyrek K (2011)Healthcare crime : investigating abuse, fraud, and homicide by caregivers. New York: CRC Press

Hall N (2013) (second edition)Hate crime London: Routledge.

Roach J and Pease K (2013) Evolution and crime. London: Willan/Routledge.

Davies J (2013) Cracked : why psychiatry is doing more harm than good. London: Icon.

Foth G (2103) Caring and killing : nursing and psychiatric practice in Germany, 1931-1943 (the participation of German nurses in the Nazi euthanasia programme). Universitätsverlag, Osnabrück, Germany: V&R unipress.

Raine A (2013) The anatomy of violence : the biological roots of crime London: Allen Lane.

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2011) Global Study of Homicide. Vienna: UNODC. http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/Homicide/Globa_study_on_homicide_2011_web.pdf

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.

MIND (2011) Listening to Experience: An Independent Inquiry Into Acute and Crisis Mental Healthcare. London: MIND. http://www.mind.org.uk/media/211306/listening_to_experience_web.pdf

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.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/aug/31/psychiatry-psychosis-schizophrenia-drug-treatments? INTCMP=SRCH

Vulliamy E (2009) Life and death in Juárez, the world's murder capital. 4th September, The Observer.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/04/mexico-drugs-death-squads-juarez? INTCMP=SRCH

MacKinnon I (2009) Khmer Rouge's chief torturer tells court of 'heartfelt sorrow' over killings. The Guardian, 31st March.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/31/pol-pot-torturer-says-sorry-kilings? INTCMP=SRCH

Anderson J (2009) It's like the Middle Ages [in Rio] there's no purpose other than living another day. The Observer, 29th November.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/nov/29/rio-drugs-war-jon-lee-anderson? INTCMP=SRCH

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.

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

Hare R (1996) Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Case of Diagnostic Confusion, 01 February, Psychiatric Times. http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/dsm-iv/content/article/10168/54831.

BBC News (2012) 'Locked-in syndrome' man to have right-to-die case heard. 12th March.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17336774?print=true [Potential for legal murder]

Townsend M (2012) GCHQ civilian staff face war crimes charge over drone strikes in Pakistan - Human rights lawyers claim in High Court that civilians are 'parties to murders'. The Guardian, 11th March.

Tucker I (2012) Ed Boyden: The brain is like a computer, and we can fix it with nanorobotsSynthetic biology has the potential to replace or improve drug therapies for a wide range of brain disorders. The observer, 11th March.

Frances A (2010) Opening Pandora’s Box: The 19 Worst Suggestions For DSM5. Psychiatric Times, 11th February, 27 (2)

Jones J (2012) China's death row TV hit: Interviews Before Execution. BBC News, 12 March 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17303746

Royal Society (2011) Brain Waves 4: Neuroscience and the law.

BBC News (2012) Breivik's sanity: Norway psychiatrists at odds

Wessely S (2012) Anders Breivik, the public, and psychiatry. Lancet, Volume 379 (9826), pp. 1563 - 1564, 28 April.

BBC News (2012) Breivik trial forces Norway to look again at insanity. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17936894. 4th May.

Helm T and McVeigh T (2012) UN moves to compensate the victims of terrorism: Report will recommend far-reaching changes to rebalance international law in favour of those who have suffered. The Guardian,

BBC News (2012) [‘Honour Killing’] Shafilea Ahmed murder trial: Parents guilty of killing. August 3rd.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19068490
Bowcott O (2012) The legal dilemma over drone strikes: justified killings or war crimes? Some lawyers are closely involved in authorising strikes – while others attack them on human rights grounds. Guardian, 2nd August. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/02/drone-strikes-thorny-legal-questions

Murphy A (2012) Eight years in jail for woman who aborted almost-full-term baby. The Independent, 17th September.

BBC News (2012) Election silence over Trayvon Martin and America's guns. 15th October,

BBC News (2012) Felicia Boots admits killing her two babies: A mother who suffered post-natal depression has admitted killing her two children.

Dreaper J (2012) 'Catastrophic failings' in schizophrenia care’. BBC News,

Moffic S (2012) Mass Murder and Psychiatry. Psychiatric Times, 17th December. http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/print/article/10168/2120327?printable=true

Chrisafis A (2012) Anger as French psychiatrist is found guilty after patient hacks man to death - Daniele Canarelli gets a year's suspended sentence for manslaughter after failing to recognise danger posed by patient. The Guardian, 19th September.

France 24 News (2012) French psychiatrist convicted of manslaughter after murder by her patient. 18th December

Fitzharris L (2012) Adam Lanza: the medicalisation of evil [In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, why are we so quick to assume that to commit such a crime Lanza must be 'sick'?]. 17th December, The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/dec/17/adam-lanza-medicalisation-evil

Burke J 92013) Al-Qaida: how great is the terrorism threat to the west now? The Guardian, 29th January. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/29/al-qaida-terrorism-threat-west

Brown M (2013) GPs to prescribe self-help books for mental health problems [Patients in England with mild to moderate concerns, including anxiety and panic attacks, will borrow books from local libraries]. The Guardian, 31st January.

Kaiman J (2013) Chinese court convicts [‘intentional homicide’] two Tibetans for 'encouraging self-immolation' Court hands down harsh sentences [e.g. death sentence] to Lorang Koncho and Lorang Tsering for 'encouraging eight people to self-immolate'. The Guardian, 31st Janaury http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/31/chinese-court-tibetans-encouraging-immolation

Sokolowki M, Boyce T and McEwen B (2013) Scarred For Life [bad experiences in childhood can have terrible effects mentally and physically - not only on us but also our descendants]. New scientist. 26th January, pp.28-30.

Robinson W (interviewer) (2013) James Bulger's father on surviving 20 years of grief By Winifred Robinson. BBC News  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21337506

Casey L (Victims’ Commissioner) (2011) Review into the Needs of Families Bereaved by Homicide. London: Justice Department [UK]. http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/news/press-releases/victims-com/review-needs-of-families-bereaved-by-homicide.pdf

Soothill, K. L. and Wilson, D. (2005) Theorising the puzzle that is Harold Shipman. Journal of forensic psychiatry and psychology, 16 (4). pp. 685-698.

BBC News (2013) Killer Nicola Edgington: Officers 'failed to carry out checks' [Nicola Edgington had been sectioned after she killed her mother in 2005. Police officers failed to carry out checks on a psychiatric patient who murdered a woman, which would have revealed that she had killed before, a report has found]. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21653018

Turley C and Tompkins C (2012) Early learning from Victim Support’s Homicide Service. London: Ministry of Justice [National Centre for Social Research; Ministry of Justice Research Series 2/12] https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/217384/early-learning-victim-support-homicide-service.pdf

UK Peace Index (2013) Exploring the fabric of peace in the UK from 2003 to 2012. Sydney/New York: Institute for Economics and Peace [UK and West generally less violent]. http://www.visionofhumanity.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/UK-Peace-Index-2013-IEP-Report.pdf

Pies R (2013) Psychiatry and the Myth of “Medicalization”. Psychiatric times, 18th April. 

Gray J (2013) A time when violence is normal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18829385

Young I (20130) Killers' letters used in Edinburgh play. BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23522166.

Townsend M (2013) Child killings reflect ‘crisis in masculinity’. The Observer, 13th August. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/11/masculinity-crisis-family-murder

Mikaelsson M, Constância M, Dent C, Wilkinson L and Humby T (2013) Placental programming of anxiety in adulthood revealed by Igf2-null model. Nature communications [lack of certain/hormones/nutrition in womb may lead to mental disorder – anxiety - in adulthood], 4(2311), 6th August. http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2013/130806/ncomms3311/full/ncomms3311.html

Pressly L (2013) How mercury poisons gold miners and enters the food chain [example of corporate homicide?] BBC News Magazine, 18th September. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24127661

Campbell D (2013) Murders Most British. The Observer, 15th September. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/sep/15/murder-neville-heath-fred-west

Orwell G (1946) Decline of the English Murder. Tribune, 15 February. http://www.netcharles.com/orwell/essays/decline-of-the-english-murder.htm

Casciani D (2013) Crime victims with mental illness ignored, research suggests. BBC News, 7th October. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24420430

Parry R and Moyes S (2013) 1,200 killed by mental patients Shock 10-year toll exposes care crisis [another moral-media panic?]

Rossmanith S (2013) Are Women Better Murderers than Men? [Women Kill More Creatively Than Men?] http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/forensic-psychiatrist-women-kill-more-creatively-than-men-a-926644.html

BBC News (2103) Staff Sgt Robert Bales admits Afghan massacre: US soldier Robert Bales has avoided the death penalty for murdering 16 Afghan civilians last year, after a military judge accepted his guilty plea. 5th June, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22788987

Kelly J (2013) A tale of three murderers: three murderers were sentenced to life imprisonment on one day. The minimum terms set were 18, 27 and 40 years. Why were they so different? BBC News Magazine, 11th December, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25315320

BBC New (2103) Marine guilty of Afghanistan murder: A Royal Marine has been found guilty by a military court of murdering an injured Afghan insurgent, in what the prosecution called "an execution". 8th November, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24870699

BBC News (2013) Dhaka building collapse [338> deaths]: Factory owners arrested - Two owners of garment factories in the building that collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have been arrested. 27th April, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22320285

Press Association (2014) Emma Wilson, of Windsor, gets minimum of 14 years over death of son Callum, which she tried to blame on his brother. The Guardian, 24th  January 2014.

Townsend M (2014) Study finds the average cost of a hit is £15,000 – and motive is often mundane, The Observer, 25th January. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/25/hitmen-for-hire-secrets-contract-killers

Triggle N (2014) Mental Health Act detentions up 12%. BBC News, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25926205

BBC New (2014) 'Shocking discrimination' in mental health servicesCare Services Minister Paul Burstow. The Mental Health Policy Group from the London School of Economics said three-quarters of people with depression or anxiety got no treatment. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18481943

BBC News (21014) Knox 'sad and frightened' by Meredith Kercher murder ruling. US student Amanda Knox says she is "frightened and saddened" after a court in Italy reinstated her guilty verdict for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate Meredith Kercher. Knox, who is currently in the US, was sentenced to 28 years and six months. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25974614

Evans S (2014) The Nazi murder law that still exists. The long arm of Nazi law reaches down even to our own times. The Third Reich might have been destroyed but its legislation on murder remains in force. Some of Germany's most eminent lawyers say it perpetuates injustice, and must be scrubbed out. BBC News. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26047614

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Homicide studies.

Criminal behaviour and mental health.

Crime and justice.  

Health risk and society.  

Journal of Social Criminology (not available through Leeds University Library)

Aggression and violent behavior.

Journal of interpersonal violence.

Psychiatric times

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Home Office http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/

MIND http://www.mind.org.uk/

World Health Organisation – Mental Health. http://www.who.int/mental_health/en/

Department of Health http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm

Zito Trust [closed 2009] http://www.zitotrust.co.uk/

British Library Collection [newspapers 19th century>] http://www.bl.uk/#

Citizens Against Homicide. http://www.citizensagainsthomicide.org/

MurderVictims.com http://www.murdervictims.com/

Mad Pride. http://www.mindfreedom.org/campaign/madpride

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YouTube/BBC News

Ted Bundy http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=RkfIpMRfNzc

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]
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=LhFvTyc9z04

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

[Transcript: http://dotsub.com/view/4f81bf19-4aa6-4592-8e3d-a5abdec154cc/viewTranscript/eng ]

b) http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b010mcl1/All_in_the_Mind_26_04_2011/

c) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php? storyId=127888976

d) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125745788725531839.html

BBC News (2012) Charles Manson refused parole in California, 12th  April. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17686048

BBC News (2012) How offensive is the word 'lunatic'? 9th May http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17997413

CBS News (2012) 19th and 20th century psychiatry: 22 rare photos
http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10008523.html?tag=Gthumbnav [accessed 21/10/12]

BBC New (2012) County Durham family speak of their murder ordeal [video - secondary victims of murder]. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20226928

BBC News (2013) A rare look at life in Ashworth top security hospital [offers ‘treatment for some of the UK's most dangerous and mentally disturbed 'criminally insane'] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23382682.

BBC News (2013) Former death row inmate Shujaa Graham on capital punishment: 'they called me dead man walking' – video interview. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2013/aug/27/death-row-exoneree-shujaa-graham-video

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