Journal of Criminal Psychology: Volume 5 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: Recent developments in homicide research

Guest Editors: Dr Maria Ioannou and Dr Laura Hammond

The changing face of homicide research: the shift in empirical focus and emerging research trends

Maria Ioannou, Laura Hammond

Homicidal behaviour is influenced by a complex interaction of behavioural, situational and environmental factors that raise many challenging psychological questions. A large and…

Age effects on juvenile homicide perpetration

Laura Hammond, Maria Ioannou

– In order to address a notable gap in the research literature, the purpose of this paper is to examine age-related differences in juvenile homicide perpetration.

Homicide-suicide offences: description, classification and short case studies

Joakim Sturup, Shilan Caman

Although homicide-suicide (H-S) offences are rare, they have remarkably tragic consequences. The purposes of this paper are to: examine the background characteristics of H-S…

A model for differentiating school shooters characteristics

Maria Ioannou, Laura Hammond, Olivia Simpson

The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential for developing a model for differentiating school shooters based on their characteristics (or risk factors) before the attack…

Child homicide: generating victim and suspect risk profiles

Jason Roach, Robin Bryant

In England and Wales, on average one child every week is a victim of homicide. The purpose of this paper is to explore whether different victim-risk profiles and suspect variables…


Can hard-to-solve one-off homicides be distinguished from serial homicides? Differences in offence behaviours and victim characteristics

Tom Pakkanen, Angelo Zappalà, Dario Bosco, Andrea Berti, Pekka Santtila

The purpose of this paper is to explore the differences (if any) between serial and hard-to-solve one-off homicides, and to determine if it is possible to distinguish the two…

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