Handbook of European Homicide Research

Patterns, Explanations, and Country Studies

  • Marieke C. A. Liem
  • William Alex Pridemore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marieke C. A. Liem, William Alex Pridemore
      Pages 3-4
    3. Paul R. Smit, Rinke R. de Jong, Catrien C. J. H. Bijleveld
      Pages 5-23
    4. Pieter Spierenburg
      Pages 25-38
    5. Janne Kivivuori, Jukka Savolainen, Petri Danielsson
      Pages 95-109
    6. Carol L. S. Trent, William Alex Pridemore
      Pages 111-135
    7. Marieke C. A. Liem, Dietrich Oberwittler
      Pages 197-215
    8. Mark Dechesne
      Pages 217-229
    9. Elin K. Bye
      Pages 231-245
    10. Roberta Belli, William Parkin
      Pages 247-260
    11. Martin Killias, Nora Markwalder
      Pages 261-272
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285

About this book


This comprehensive work provides a  reference for the substantive, methodological, and policy-oriented aspects of homicide research in Europe.  Part one of this work covers the most recent substantive and methodological information about European homicide research. The second part will contains detailed case studies on homicide research in 15-20 individual European nations.

This work will be both conceptual and practical. conceptual and practical. Conceptual aspects will focus on theoretical frameworks and patterns and trends of violence in Europe. Practical aspects will examine the results of empirical research, topics relating to different data sources and the variation of legal definitions of violence throughout Europe, and policy issues relating to variation in homicide prevention and punishment of homicide offenders throughout Europe.

This handbook will not only provide an up-to-date reference that brings together known information, but will also offer previously unpublished comprehensive literature reviews and original research findings. The editors’ distinctive approach is to provide readers with an English-language central source of information about the voluminous literature on European homicide research that is currently spread widely in dozens of different European and American journals.


Crime Prevention Longitudinal Research Quantitative Criminology Terrorism Violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Marieke C. A. Liem
    • 1
  • William Alex Pridemore
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept. of Criminal Law and CriminologyLeiden UniversityLeidenNetherlands
  2. 2., Department of Criminal JusticeIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0466-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0465-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0466-8
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