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Homicide Studies

An Interdisciplinary & International Journal

Justice, Law and Criminology, American University

Published in Association with Homicide Research Working Group

2013 Impact Factor: 1.154
2013 Ranking: 22/52 in Criminology & Penology
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)
Homicide Studies is a high quality, multidisciplinary publication devoted to the dissemination of information concerning research, public policy, and applied knowledge relating to the study of homicide. Homocide Studies brings you the latest thinking and discussion in homicide studies aiding more effective public policies to help reduce and possibly prevent future homicides.

Interdisciplinary Scholarship

Bridging the gap between academic and practitioner, as well as between wide-reaching disciplines, Homicide Studies brings you papers from the following areas:

Criminal Justice
Public Health Public Policy
Social Work
Political Science

Comprehensive Focus

Homicide Studies is essential reading for academic researchers, people involved in law and practice, and those involved in the development and evaluation of public policy. The journal publishes a wide range of current scholarship relating to homicide, including such topics as:

  • The effects of capital punishment in deterring homicides
  • Projected psychological profiles of serial killers and the match to actual offenders
  • Feminist theories of homicide
  • Cross-cultural and/or international comparisons of homicide research findings
  • Analyses of trends in homicide offending and victimization
  • The correlation between child abuse and homicidal tendencies
  • Evaluations of support groups for family members of homicide victims
  • Assessment of brain injury through child abuse among convicted homicide offenders
  • Determining predictors of lethal violence among couples with histories of domestic violence
  • Differentiating the dynamics of homicide and non-lethal assaults
  • Investigative techniques that enhance probabilities of offender identification
  • Methodological problems posed by decreasing homicide clearance rates


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Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1552-6720 ISSN: 1088-7679
Months of Distribution: February , May , August , November Current Volume: 19 Current Issue: 2
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