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Criminology of Poisoning Contexts

Warfare, Terrorism, Assassination and Other Homicides

Authors: Farrell, Michael

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  • Provides an accessible examination of the contexts of poisonings
  • Focusses on Situational Crime Prevention to analyse opportunities for prevention
  • Combines scholarly analysis and interpretation of events through theories
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This accessible book examines poisoning in various contexts of international conflict. It explores the modern-day use of poison in warfare, terrorism, assassination, mass suicide, serial poisoning within healthcare, and as capital punishment. It examines a broad range of international cases from the Americas, Europe, Japan, India and more in relation to Situational Crime Prevention and its theoretical precursors, in order to explore potential prevention strategies and the ways in which perpetrators circumvent them. Case studies include analysis of attempts on the lives of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, the Tokyo subway attacks, the crimes of Dr. Harold Shipman and the Heaven's Gate and Jonestown cults. For each, the means, motive, opportunity, location, and perpetrator-victim relationship is examined. This accessible book speaks to students of criminology and those interested in penology, careers in criminal justice, homicide detectives, anti-terrorism personnel, forensic pathologists and toxicologists.

About the authors

Michael Farrell works as a private consultant and has lectured or provided consultancy services in various countries including China, Japan, the Seychelles, Australia, Peru, Sweden, the Emirates and the UK. He has held senior posts in schools and units for people with various mental disorders; managed a UK-wide psychometric project for City University London and led teams inspecting mainstream and special schools and units. He has contributed to radio and television programmes in the UK and elsewhere and has written articles on crime and poisoning in a range of medical, psychological, police, and legal journals. 

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“This original work gives readers a detailed view of the weaponization of poisons in the areas of terrorism, assassination, warfare, cult suicides and more. The author has once again made a great contribution to the study of criminal poisoning, with the production of this most timely and much needed reference”. (John H. Trestrail III, Forensic and Clinical Toxicologist, Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA)

“Noted poisoning scholar Michael Farrell delves into the spectre of poison in warfare and terrorism, and the often shadowy realm of assassination by poisoning. Step-by-step analysis of notable and less-known cases illustrate the methods of using poisons in these events and offer strategies to decrease vulnerability for intended victims. Dr Farrell draws on examples from around the globe to underscore the relevance and importance of this area of criminology. Criminology of Poisoning Contexts belongs on the desk of researchers, experts and practitioners everywhere” (Dr. Richard Hough, International Ambassador, British Society of Criminology, University of West Florida, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-40830-5
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Criminology of Poisoning Contexts
Book Subtitle
Warfare, Terrorism, Assassination and Other Homicides
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40830-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40830-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40829-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 216
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