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Most previous empirical comparative studies of homicide examine homicide rates across nations or subnational units within a single country. This study is the first in which a European cross-national city comparison is made. The article aims to provide insight into the extent that the homicide...
German and U.S. incident-level homicide files are extracted from the Freiburg Cohort Study and Houston, Texas, respectively, to compare characteristics of criminal homicide perpetrated by persons ages 14 to 30 years between the mid-1980s and 2001. Findings indicate that many of the...
Using a sample of siblicides committed in Chicago from 1870 through 1930, the authors tested two predictions heuristically guided by an evolutionary perspective. They predicted a greater proportion of siblicides of in-law siblings will be perpetrated by beatings, relative to the proportion of...
Most prior research on intimate partner (IP) homicide sanctioning is limited by research designs that analyze outcomes only for defendants charged or convicted of IP homicide, or that focus on female offenders. These studies preclude comparisons of criminal justice responses to intimate and...
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