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NCJ Number: 121810 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Conquest and Patterns of Black-on-Black Violence: A Structural-Cultural Perspective
Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:4  Issue:4  Dated:(Winter 1989)  Pages:257-273
Author(s): W Oliver
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 17
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this article, the structural-cultural perspective is offered as an alternative theoretical model to explain the etiology of specific patterns of black-on-black violence that occur as a result of lower-class black male adherence to norms that emphasize sexual conquest.
Abstract: The theory is a multifactor argument because of black exposure to racially-induced structural pressures and dysfunctional cultural adaptations to those pressures. Because few studies examine the intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics of black-on-black violence, this discussion of the structural-cultural perspective is grounded on findings and inferences from product (Wolfgang-type) studies of criminal violence and ethnographic accounts of lower-class black communities throughout the United States. 111 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Intra-racial crime; Violence causes
Index Term(s): Cultural influences; Violent-nonviolent behavior comparisons
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