october 26 , 2012
week 7, class 2
blood relation, violence and murder in the family.
a highly serious crime, death ultimate victimizations.
Yet rare (only 1-2% of total violent crime)
Human need for stimulation
-produces arousal, vicarious excitement
Functional, adaptive, informative
Curiosity, exploration helps adjustment to environment
-identify danger signals, dangerous circumstances
fascination with violence:
Yet, excessive exposure to violence is dysfunctional
Desensitize to human suffering
e.x observational learning theory
Continuous coverage make violence appear more WIDESPREAD than in reality.
Mental shortcuts used to make a quick inference about the world
e.x judging frequency, probability of events
Judge odds of an event by the ease in which instances can be readily brought to mind.
Event more likely if more examples thought of.
Based heavily on the most RECENT information from media.
FBI crime classification manual typologies: four major catergories
Criminal enterprise murder
Personal cause murder
Group cause homicide.
Killings done for material gain
Money, good, access to territory, favours
Examples: contract killing, gang motivated murder, kidnap murder, product tampering, insurance
motivated murder, murder committed during the commission of another crime (rape, burglary) PERSONAL CAUSE MURDER
committed under emotional upheaval, conflict or passion
Precipitated by general altercation or argument
Examples: domestice violence, argument murder, revenge killing, hostage murder.
murder that has a sexual component in the situation/dynamic that leads to murder
Organized (planned, rape kits), disorganized crime scenes (sloppy, hurried)
Examples: sadistic murder: Col. Russell Williams
GROUP CAUSE HOMICIDE
committed by two or more individuals who share common ideologies or belief systems
Examples: Cult murder, extremists (political, religious), group excitement.
Three afghan immigrants found guilty of murdering four family members and dumping their bodies in
the Rideau Canal
According to the FBI crime classification manual, which of the four typologies best fits the murders in
the Shafia Case?
One household member causing injury or death to another member residing in the same dwelling.
Emotional, psychological violence, and physical elements.
Also called Domestic violence.
Isn't just between spouses, can be between child and parent.
Maltreatment: 1 in 7