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Fox, James Alan

Overview
Works: 97 works in 330 publications in 2 languages and 11,222 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Periodicals  Bibliography  History  Television news programs  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Performer, Editor, Thesis advisor, Narrator
Classifications: HV6529, 364.15230973
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Most widely held works about James Alan Fox
 
Most widely held works by James Alan Fox
Extreme killing : understanding serial and mass murder by James Alan Fox( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder provides a comprehensive, fascinating overview of multiple homicide, including both serial and mass murder. Adopting a unified conceptual framework for understanding these divergent forms of extreme killing, this book illustrates the many violent expressions of power, revenge, terror, greed, and loyalty using contemporary and classic case studies in multiple murder."--Jacket
Elementary statistics in social research by Jack Levin( Book )

51 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a streamlined and accessible introduction to statistics for students in sociology, criminal justice, political science, social work, and other social sciences
Mass murder : America's growing menace by Jack Levin( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The will to kill : making sense of senseless murder by James Alan Fox( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thoroughly revised and updated text is about the circumstances in which people kill one another. Authored by renowned experts, it reviews homicide laws, introduces theories purporting to explain murder, and presents up-to-date statistical data identifying homicide patterns and trends. It covers topics ranging from domestic and workplace homicide to cult and hate killings; murder committed by juveniles to serial slayings. Finally, it examines criminal justice responses to homicide, including the strategies and tactics employed to apprehend, prosecute, and punish killers. Virtually every chapter in this edition has undergone significant revision. In particular, this edition reflects recent legislative changes and Supreme Court decisions, includes new case examples, and contains extensively expanded discussions of family and school homicide
Randomized response : a method for sensitive surveys by James Alan Fox( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Randomized Response' describes an innovative survey technique designed to overcome the difficulties associated with sensitive questions
Overkill : mass murder and serial killing exposed by James Alan Fox( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the last decade the world has witnessed a frightening surge in mass murders and serial killings. This rash of multiple murders - in the sheer number of body counts and volume of blood spilled - has shocked civilized society. With each new discovery of another serial killer, the level of brutality and gore seems to sink us even deeper into the abyss of inhumanity. Why this sudden proliferation of multiple murders, be they the bloody trail of carnage of a serial murderer or the unexpected deadly explosion of a mass murderer? What makes someone go on a murderous rampage? How do serial killers and mass murderers differ?" "Criminologists James Alan Fox and Jack Levin - the nationally renowned authorities on multiple murder - have led the field in investigating these phenomena for over a decade. In this absorbing work, they hold a magnifying glass to the minds of the perpetrators of these hideous crimes to explain the seemingly inexplicable. They produce profiles of the kinds of people who follow these murderous paths and examine the reasons behind their vicious acts. They also describe the latest law enforcement methods used to track down these heinous killers." "What could possibly motivate the seemingly ordinary - Jeffrey Dahmer - to lure victims to his home so he could drug, lobotomize, sexually assault, and then devour them? What could explain why Daniel Rolling committed the horrifying and grisly murders of students at the University of Florida in Gainesville? What could have motivated Joel Rifkin - avid gardener and "boy next door" - to strangle victim after victim? Did Colin Ferguson "go berserk" when he emptied two cartridges of bullets into the bodies of his fellow passengers on the Long Island Railroad? What could drive James Huberty to walk into a fast-food restaurant in southern California and cold-bloodedly murder the patrons in a stream of bullets? - a not uncommon event these days." "Fox and Levin probe these and other provocative questions as they explore why multiple-murder sprees are erupting not only with greater frequency, but in more gruesome ways, both here and abroad. The authors leave no stone unturned in examining the psychological, sociological, and biological explanations behind these savage misdeeds. They investigate what prompts some people from "dysfunctional" families to become "killers" on Wall Street while others become killers. This engrossing book is the culmination of years of original research as well as one-on-one interviews with mass and serial murderers. Because of the unparalleled breadth of its subject matter and its penetrating and thorough analysis, this groundbreaking work is destined to become a classic in the annals of criminology."--BOOK JACKET
How to work with the media by James Alan Fox( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forecasting crime data : an econometric analysis by James Alan Fox( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence and security on campus : from preschool through college by James Alan Fox( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive, evidence-based examination looks at violence and security across the entire spectrum of education, from preschool through college. School violence committed against children and young adults is among the most horrifying of all crimes, whether it takes the form of cyberbullying directed at one child or a mass shooting that affects many. Yet there are proven steps schools and universities can institute that will help protect both people and property. In Violence and Security on Campus: From Preschool through College two expert authors take an evidence-based look at this important issue, dispelling myths and misconceptions about the problem and offering appropriate responses to it. Their book examines patterns, trends, correlations, and causes of violence, crime, and disorder in diverse educational settings, from elementary schools through colleges and universities. It reviews data and research evidence related to forms of violence, from bullying to murder, and it explores the varied security concerns that confront schools of different levels. In addition to describing the nature and extent of the school violence problem, which is often divergent from media reports, the authors point to other security issues that need to be considered and addressed by administrators and security personnel. Finally, they assess a variety of policy responses and security solutions -- some popular yet ineffective, some challenging yet promising -- offering advice that will enhance the security of any institution of learning." - Provided by publisher
Models in quantitative criminology( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods in quantitative criminology( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homicide trends in the United States by James Alan Fox( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report contains a series of charts that describe homicide patterns and trends in the United States since 1976
Homicide trends in the United States( )

in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homicide trends in the United States : 1998 update by James Alan Fox( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementary statistics in criminal justice research by James Alan Fox( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead lines : essays in murder and mayhem by Jack Levin( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virtually all of the 52 pieces in this volume were originally written by one or both of the authors as opinion columns in newspapers published around the country. In many of their essays, Levin and Fox suggest answers; in others, they ask questions and are critical of the answers proposed and implemented by policy makers. But, in each and every piece, they apply criminological thinking or research to address the problem of reducing murder and mayhem."--Jacket
Bibliography on crime forecasting and related topics by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Randomized response and related methods for surveying sensitive data by James Alan Fox( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The will to kill : explaining senseless murder by James Alan Fox( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the press( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: John Walsh, Candice Delong, and James Fox discuss the beltway sniper; Wayne LaPierre and Chuck Schumer debate gun control and ballistic fingerprinting; and an interview with Colin Powell about North Korea, Iraq, and weapons of mass destruction
 
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Mass murder : America's growing menace
Alternative Names
Fox, J. A.

Fox, James

Fox, James 1951-

Fox, James A.

Fox, James A. 1951-

フォックス, ジェームズ・アラン

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English (213)

Spanish (1)

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Elementary statistics in social researchMass murder : America's growing menaceThe will to kill : making sense of senseless murderRandomized response : a method for sensitive surveysOverkill : mass murder and serial killing exposedHow to work with the mediaViolence and security on campus : from preschool through collegeElementary statistics in criminal justice research