WorldCat Identities

Totman, Jane

Overview
Works: 5 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 260 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV9475.C2, 364.374
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jane Totman
The murderess : a psychosocial study of criminal homicide by Jane Totman( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of 50 female murderers at the California Institution for Women examines the actions and processes which preceded the killing of their mates and children in order to identify common patterns of experiences and events. Researchers explored their relations to their victims, relationships to others, perceptions of murder, experiences with violence, and attitudes about femininity and murder. The study concluded that women murderers kill (1) when their relationship with the mate or child is felt to be directly and overtly destructive to them, and their sense of identity as a woman; (2) when they feel they cannot share their concerns and get support; (3) when they feel they have exhausted all other course of action; (4) when they have redefined and reinterpreted their negative situational in a way calling for action never before considered possible. Implications are drawn for the police role in handling domestic violence, for homicide prevention measures, and for postcrime treatment
The murderess: a psychosocial study of the process of criminal homicide by Jane Totman( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The layman's stereotype of the social worker : a pilot study by Nancy Adams( )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murderess : a psychological study of the process of criminal homicide by Jane Totman( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murderess by Jane Totman( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.38 for The murder ... to 0.95 for The murder ...)

Languages
English (14)