oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - A monistic study of murder: contemporary empirical findings

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



According to Snyman (1989:421) the definition of murder is 'the unlawful and intentional causing of the death of another human being'. Toch (1979:309) gives some criminological background to murder and quotes Megargee's classification of murderous behaviour that consists of two kinds, namely overcontrolled and undercontrolled.

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