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Did the Victim Deserve to Die?

Thomson J. Anderson Jr.

in Evolutionary Forensic Psychology

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780195325188
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893805 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325188.003.0014
Did the Victim Deserve to Die?

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This chapter argues that although there are few judges, civil litigators, criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, and clinicians familiar with evolutionary psychology, this will change as evolutionary psychology becomes part of mainstream psychology. It discusses the case of Willie, a 19-year-old single man who, with his 17-year-old half-brother Steve, killed his father. It also considers cases involving rape and sexual coercion, domestic violence, and slip-up versus homicide adaptation.

Keywords: evolutionary psychology; murder; criminal behavior; rape; domestic violence; homicide

Chapter.  9092 words. 

Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology

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