oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - A monistic study of murder: contemporary empirical findings
|Article Title||A monistic study of murder: contemporary empirical findings|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Institute for Criminology, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1995|
|Pages||56 - 61|
|Keyword(s)||Aggression, Cause of death, Criminal justice aspects, Death penalty, Emotional outlet, Frustrated acts, Injuries, Injuries inflicted, Investigation of specific crime, Location, Low inhibitions, Methods to murder, Motive and Prisoners' educational status|
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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