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ADINKRAH, MENSAH

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Books

Adinkrah, M. (2016). Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana (Paperback). New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Adinkrah, M. (1996). Violent Encounters: A study of Homicide Patterns in Fiji Society. Suva, Fiji: FCOSS.

Adinkrah, M. (1995). Crime, Deviance and Delinquency in Fiji. Suva, Fiji: FCOSS.

Scholarly Articles

Adinkrah, M., & Cody, J. (2023). Examining Public Responses to the Vigilante Lynching of an Alleged Witch in Ghana. Health and Social Sciences. (In Press).

Adjei, S.B., Adinkrah, M., & Mpiani, A. (2023). Gendered Mourning: A Perspective of Akan Death Culture in Ghana. Death Studies. 

Adinkrah, M. (2023). Beliefs About Ghosts Among the Akan of Ghana: Discussion on A Culture and Language Radio Program In Ghana. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Culture, 9(4), 121-131.

Adinkrah, M. (2023). Anti-Suicide Themes in Popular Ghanaian Music: A Focus on Nacee’s Yewo Nyame a Yewo Adze. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Culture, 9 (3), 102-110.

Adinkrah, M. (2023). Intimate Partner Femicide-Suicides in Eswatini: Offenders, Victims, Incident Characteristics and Sociocultural Contexts. International Annals of Criminology. Vol. 61.

Adinkrah, M. (2022). “We Will All Go, But What We All Seek is Good Death”: Cultural Conceptions of Good Death and Related Mortuary Rituals Among the Akan of Ghana. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying.

Adinkrah, M. (2022). Suro Nipa (Fear Humans): A Cultural Analysis of A. E. Asiamah’s Akan Language Novel, Suro NipaInternational Journal of Humanities, Literature and Arts, 5, 24-28.

Adinkrah, M. (2022). Suicide in An Akan Language Novel: A Focus on L. D. Apraku’s Aku SikaInternational Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture, 8.

Adinkrah, M., Cody, J., & Engstrom C. (2022, In Press). The End of Conjugal Visitation Programs in the United States? Attitudes of a Sample of American University Students. College Student Journal

Adinkrah, M. (2021). Male Sexual Jealousy Homicides in Fiji: Victims, Offenders. and Incident Characteristics. International Annals of Criminology, 59, 136-166.

Adinkrah, M. (2021). Female-Perpetrated Multiple-Victim Homicides in Ghana. Journal of Crime and Criminal Behavior, 1, 173-191.

Adinkrah, M(2021). Representations of Mortuary Beliefs and Practices in Akan Literary Works: A Focus on Edwin Efa's ForosieInternational Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture7, 477-488.

Adinkrah, M. & Hannah Adinkrah. (2021). Focalizing Chinua Achebe’s No Longer at Ease: Mitigating and Aggravating Factors in Obi Okonkwo’s Corruption Scandal. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture, 7, 371-380.

Adinkrah, M. (2020). “If You Die a Bad Death, We Give You A Bad Burial:” Mortuary rituals and bad death among the Akan in Ghana. Death Studies, 46 (3), 695-707.

Adinkrah, M. (2020). Grannicides in Ghana: A study of lethal violence by grandchildren against grandmothers. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 32, 275-294.

Adinkrah, M. (2019). Crash-Landings of Flying Witches in Ghana: Grand Mystical Feats or Diagnosable Psychiatric Illnesses? Transcultural Psychiatry, 56, 379-397.

Adinkrah, M. & Jenkins, E. (2019). Sororicides in Ghana: An analysis of Homicidal Aggression Against Sisters. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 63, 1265-1288.

Adinkrah, M. (2019). A Case Study of a Maternal Filicide-Suicide in Ghana: The Role of Culture and Mental Health. African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, 12, 45-54. 

Adinkrah, M. & Clemens, W. (2018). To Reinstate or to Not Reinstate? An Exploratory Study of Student Perspectives on the Death Penalty in Michigan. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62, 229-252.

Adinkrah, M. (2018). Characteristics of Elderly Suicides in Ghana. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying.

Adinkrah, M. (2017). When a Wife Says ‘No’: Wife Sexual Refusal as a Factor in Husband-Wife Homicides in Ghana. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Adinkrah, M. (2017). Matricide in Ghana: Victims, Offenders, and Offense Characteristics. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62, 1925-1946.

Adinkrah, M. (2017). Commercial Transactions in Children: The Ghana Case. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62, 2391-2413.

Adinkrah, M. (2017). Patricides and Step-Patricides in Ghana: Victims, Offenders and Offender Characteristics. Journal of Family Violence, 32, 817-829. 

Adinkrah, M. (2017). Mass murder in Ghana: Offenders, Victims and Incident Characteristics. Journal of Forensic Pathology, 2 (2), 1-8.

Adinkrah, M. (2017). Representations of Mortuary Beliefs and Practices in Akan Literary Works: A Focus on Edwin Efa’s Forosie. International Journal of Literature and Culture.

Adinkrah, M. (2016). Anti-Suicide Laws in Nine African Countries: Criminalization, Prosecution and Penalization. African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, 9, 279-292.

Adinkrah, M. (2015). Suicide and Mortuary Beliefs and Practices of the Akan of Ghana. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 74, 138-163.

Adinkrah, M. (2014). Femicide-Suicides in Contemporary Ghana: Victims, Offenders and Incident Characteristics. Violence Against Women, 20, 1078-1096. 

Adinkrah, M. & Adhikari, P. (2014). Gendered Injustice: A Comparative Analysis of Witchcraft Beliefs and Witchcraft-Related Violence in Ghana and Nepal. International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 6, 314-321. 

Adinkrah, M. (2014). Confessions: Suicidal Ideation on a Ghanaian Radio Program. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, 6, 234-239. 

Adinkrah, M. (2014). “Suicide in Ghanaian Men.” In Lester, D., Gunn, J. F., & Quinnett, P. (Eds.). Men and Suicide. (pp.262-276). New York: Charles C. Thomas Publishing Limited.

Adinkrah, M. (2014). Homicide-Suicides in Ghana: Perpetrators, Victims and Incidence Characteristics. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 58, 364-387.

Adinkrah, M. (2013). Glimpses of African Suicidality: Suicide and Culture in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Elechi Amadi’s The Concubine. European Journal of Social Sciences, 37, 21-31.

Adinkrah, M. (2013). Criminal Prosecution of Suicide Attempt Survivors in Ghana. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 57 (12), 1477-1497. 

Adinkrah, M. (2012). Better Dead Than Dishonored: Masculinity and Male Suicidal Behavior in Contemporary Ghana. Social Science and Medicine, 74, 474-481.

Adinkrah, M. (2011). Patterns of Female Suicidal Behavior in Ghana. Psychological Reports, 109, 649-662.

Adinkrah, M. (2011). Child Witch Hunts in Contemporary Ghana. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 35, 741-752.

Adinkrah, M. (2011). Epidemiologic Characteristics of Suicidal Behavior in Contemporary Ghana. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 32, 31-36.

Adinkrah, M. (2011). Criminalizing Rape within Marriage: Perspectives of Ghanaian University Students. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55, 982-1010.

Adinkrah, M.  (2008). Spousal Homicides in Contemporary Ghana. Journal of Criminal Justice, 36, 209-216.

Adinkrah, M. (2008). Husbands Who Kill Their Wives: An Analysis of Uxoricides in Contemporary Ghana. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 52, 296-310.

Adinkrah, M. (2008). Witchcraft Themes in Popular Ghanaian Music. Popular Music and Society, 31, 299-311.

Adinkrah, M. (2007). Women Who Kill Their Husbands: Mariticides in Contemporary Ghana. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 526-536.

Adinkrah, M. & White, C. M. (2007). “Mythical Realities”: College Students’ Construction of the South Pacific. College Student Journal, 40, 99-111.

Adinkrah, M. (2005). Vigilante Homicides in Contemporary Ghana. Journal of Criminal Justice, 33, 413-427.

Adinkrah, M. (2005). Ritual Homicides in Contemporary Ghana. International Journal of Comparative Criminology, 5, 29-59.

Adinkrah, M. (2004). Witchcraft Accusations and Female Homicide Victimization in Contemporary Ghana. Violence Against Women, 10, 325-356.

Adinkrah, M. (2003). Men Who Kill Their Own Children: Paternal Filicide Incidents in Contemporary Fiji. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 27, 557-569.

Adinkrah, M. (2003). Homicide-Suicides in Fiji: Offense Patterns, Situational Factors & Sociocultural Contexts. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 33, 65-73.

Adinkrah, M. (2001). When Parents Kill: A Descriptive Analysis of Filicide in Fiji. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 45, 144-158.

Adinkrah, M. (2001). Patriarchal Family Ideology and Female Homicide Victimization in Fiji. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 32, 283-301.

Adinkrah, M. (2001). Child Homicide Victimization in Contemporary Fiji. International Journal of Comparative Criminology, 1, 23-39.

Adinkrah, M. (2000). Female perpetrated spousal homicides: The Fiji case. Journal of Criminal Justice, 28, 151-161.

Adinkrah, M. (2000). Maternal infanticides in Fiji. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 24, 1543-1555.

Adinkrah, M. (1999). Spousal homicides in Fiji. Homicide Studies, 3, 215 240.

Adinkrah, M. (1999). Uxoricide in Fiji: The sociocultural context of husband wife killings. Violence Against Women, 5, 1294 1320.

Adinkrah, M. & Chand, A. (1996). Suicide in Fiji: Report of a Nationwide Survey. School of Social and Economic Development, the University of the South Pacific, Suva. 

Adinkrah, M. & Qalo, R. (1995). Law and Order Issues in Fiji. In National Economic Summit Sub Committee Reports, (pp. 71 96). Suva, Fiji: Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. 1995.

Ph.D. in Sociology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1988

M.A. in Sociology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1986

M.A. in Sociology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1983

B.A. (Honors) in Sociology, University Ghana, Legon, Ghana, 1980

Homicide

Suicide & Homi‚Äčcide-Suicides

Witchcraft in Africa

Violence Against Women and Children

Mortuary Beliefs and Practices