Leeds University Library

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.

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(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.

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 : 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.

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(c) Articles/Reports

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.
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.

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

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(d) Journals

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.

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(d) Web Sites

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

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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(e) 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

This list was last updated on 25/10/2011