Ritualistic Crime, Criminals, and the Organizations behind the Sheath

A Book of Readings
Cognella, Inc (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 30. Juli 2020
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 272 Seiten
978-1-5165-8700-1 (ISBN)
Ritualistic Crime, Criminals, and the Organizations behind the Sheath: A Book of Readings features carefully selected articles that help students better understand the causes, functions, and similarities of sacred forms of violence across the spectrum. Students learn about crimes committed by individuals or groups against another based on an errant belief that their acts will bring about a greater good. This information equips readers with the knowledge they need to identify and understand the classic signs of group affiliation.

The anthology is divided into eight parts. The first part presents readers with an introduction to the volume and a discussion of the sacred power of violence in popular cultural. Parts II through IV focus on cults, sects, and religious crimes; millennial religions; domestic and international terrorist religions. Students read articles about Satanism, vampirism and the Goth movement, and syncretistic religions, Wicca, and neo-paganism. The final part speaks to new religious movements, including fiction-based religions and Scientology. Throughout, students are encouraged to consider how groups grow, flourish, and prosper, as well as the elements that either render them benign or violent.

Providing students with a unique view into group behavior, Ritualistic Crime, Criminals, and the Organizations behind the Sheath is an ideal resource for courses in criminal justice, criminology, or law enforcement.
  • Englisch
  • San Diego
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
978-1-5165-8700-1 (9781516587001)

Stephen Holmes is an associate professor of criminal justice in the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Holmes' research interests include statistics, policy, sex offenders, applied research methods, suicide and violent crime, and police use of force.

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