"Homicide" ( Martin Daly & Margo Wilson ) Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Homicide" ( Martin Daly & Margo Wilson )
Critical review of 1988 work on social, psychological & evolutionary factors of murder.
# 12666 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 1997 | US
Published on Mar 13, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Psychology (General) , Criminology (General)

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"Martin Daly and Margo Wilson's Homicide is a lengthy, scholarly examination of the topic of people killing each other. As the authors state in their introductory remarks,
Killing one's antagonist is the ultimate conflict resolution technique, and our ancestors discovered it long before they were people. Homicide is a life-and-death issue to the protagonists, of course, but it is also profoundly interesting to those not immediately involved (p. ix).
The justification for writing the present volume is to conduct and "exercise in 'evolutionary psychology': the attempt to understand normal social motives as products of the process of evolution by natural selection" (p. ix).

According to the authors, their specialization in the area of homicide is the result of some eight years of research into.."

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