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NCJ Number: NCJ 240894     Find in a Library
Title: Impact of Population Heterogeneity and Income Inequality on Homicide Rates: A Cross-National Assessment
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Author(s): Don Soo Chon
  Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:56  Issue:5  Dated:August 2012  Pages:730 to 748
Date Published: 08/2012
Page Count: 19
  Annotation: This research examines three diffent dimensions of population heterogeneity on national homicide rates.
Abstract: The current research produces regression models with sample sizes from 127 to 131 by initially employing a dataset of 170 nations. The current study finds that ethnic heterogeneity and linguistic heterogeneity lead to higher homicide rates. However, religious heterogeneity has no impact on homicide rates. The present article also tests an interaction effect between population heterogeneity and income inequality. Unlike J. R. Blau and Blau (1982) and Avision and Loring (1986) proposition, the interaction term is not related to national homicide rates. The current study also discusses the theoretical implications of those findings. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Homicide ; Economic influences ; Cross cultural theories ; Economic analysis of crime
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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