Book Launch: ‘Understanding Homicide’

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  • When: Monday, January 31, 16:00-17:00
  • Venue: B001, Treforest Campus, and online via Teams
  • Open to: All USW students, Undergraduates, Postgraduates / Postgraduate Researchers, Staff, Alumni, Prospective Students
  • Registration: Free to attend - registration required


We are very pleased to announce the release of the book Understanding Homicide (second edition) by Fiona Brookman, Professor of Criminology at University of South Wales.

In this engaging and accessible book, Fiona draws upon several decades of her own research on homicide and violence, including ethnographic research on homicide investigation in the UK and USA and interviews with violent offenders, in order to unravel the characteristics and causes of homicide, how police and forensic scientists investigate it and how it can be prevented.

Synthesising  analysis of the Home Office Homicide Index with case studies of homicides and international debate and literature, this comprehensive textbook will be a valuable resource for students studying homicide, violence, its investigation and responses to it, as well as researchers and practitioners interested in homicide and violence.

At this informal book launch event, hosted by José Lopez Blanco from USW Library, Professor Brookman will briefly talk about some of the research that underpins the book and discuss the challenges and rewards of observing homicide detectives at work and of undertaking multi-site ethnographic research. 

This will be followed by a question and answer session and an opportunity to buy ‘Understanding Homicide’ at a discounted rate.

Please note that strict social-distancing measures will be adhered to if attending in person.

Professor Fiona Brookman's new book Understanding-Homicide, 2022

This event has been organised by USW LibraryThe Centre for Criminology, and Research and Innovation Services.