Rethinking Homicide: Exploring the Structure and Process Underlying Deadly Situations

Rethinking Homicide: Exploring the Structure and Process Underlying Deadly Situations

by Terance D. Miethe, Wendy C. Regoeczi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521540585

ISBN-13: 9780521540582

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Using multiple data sources and methods, this book presents a micro-historical analysis of the nature of change and stability in homicidal situations over time. With a focus on the homicidal situation as the unit of analysis, it explores similarities and differences in the context of homicide for different social groups. Analysis of over 400,000 U.S. homicides is

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Overview

Using multiple data sources and methods, this book presents a micro-historical analysis of the nature of change and stability in homicidal situations over time. With a focus on the homicidal situation as the unit of analysis, it explores similarities and differences in the context of homicide for different social groups. Analysis of over 400,000 U.S. homicides is supplemented by qualitative analysis of narrative accounts of homicide events to more fully investigate their structure. Findings of homicidal situations across different time periods and social groups are then considered regarding their implications for criminological theory and public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521540582
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Criminology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: studying homicide situations; 2. Theoretical development; 3. Data and methodology for studying homicide situations; 4. The empirical distribution of homicide; 5. Instrumental and expressive motives in homicide situations; 6. Gender differences in the structure of homicide situations; 7. Change and stability in the structure of youth homicide; 8. Racial differences in homicide situations; 9. Victim/offender relationships; 10. Conclusions and implications.

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