Driven to Kill

Driven to Kill

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The charge: first-degree murder. The murder weapon: a 1987 Ford Escort. A car as a murder weapon? In Driven to Kill, J. Peter Rothe unflinchingly examines the use of vehicles in cases of assault, abduction, rape, gang warfare, terrorism, suicide, and murder. What separates an everyday driver from a motorized menace? Read and find out. Yes, Rothe offers a trove of unprecedented research for sociologists, criminologists, policy makers, police, as well as public health, injury prevention, and traffic safety professionals, but his accessible style speaks to our fascination with car culture and true crime stories.The automaker kept silent about its knowledge that its trucks had problems with fractured clutch housings that could result in transmission parts falling off ( Schuman, 2004). ... In 1995, the Ford Explorer had a roof strength-to-weight ratio of 1.72.

Title:Driven to Kill
Author:John Peter Rothe
Publisher: - 2008


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