The Allure of Premeditated Murder: Why Some People Plan to Kill
Any murder causes pain and suffering that ripple through families and communities—of both the victims and the perpetrators—but premeditated murders cause the worst kind of damage. The Allure of Premeditated Murder is about the worst kinds of premeditated homicide in which the perpetrator plans an attack over a period of days, weeks, or months, leaving behind massive carnage and unspeakable suffering. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with murderers, sociologists Jack Levin and Julie B. Wiest help readers understand why such vicious murders occur and what we can do to minimize their incidence. Throughout the book, they examine why people engage in acts of premeditated murder—planning and implementing terrible violence against others—from the perpetrator’s viewpoint.
Rowman & Littlefield
Levin, Jack and Wiest, Julie B., "The Allure of Premeditated Murder: Why Some People Plan to Kill" (2018). College of the Sciences & Mathematics Faculty Books. 7.