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Title: Trends, Risks, and Interventions in Lethal Violence: Proceedings of the Third Annual Spring Symposium of the Homicide Research Working Group, Atlanta, Ga., June 12-15, 1994
Editor(s): C Block; R Block
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 375
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: OJP-92-170-M
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 31 papers from a 1994 symposium sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and the Emory University School of Public Health present research findings on homicide trends; violence and homicide patterns among high-risk groups; prevention and intervention strategies; and research methods.
Abstract: Papers examining recent and long-term trends in homicide in the United States discuss the relationships among youth violence, guns, and drug law offenses; age patterns in homicide; arrest trends and the impact of demographic changes; and the use of econometric forecasting to correct for missing data. Papers on international and regional violence patterns discuss trends in violence and homicide in the Netherlands and the southern subculture of violence. Nine papers on high-risk groups focus on violence and homicide against women and youth and in different types of workplaces, particularly convenience stores. Five papers focus on intervention strategies based on data analysis; topics include criminal justice sanctions for domestic assault, gun-related violence, violence in public schools in Atlanta, the impacts of exposure to violence on the behavior of inner-city youths and the impact of guidance and employment for adolescents. Further papers consider the use of the National Incident-Based Reporting System and the violence surveillance activities of the Centers for Disease Control. Figures, tables, sample data collection instruments and forms, footnotes, reference lists, and appended conference agenda and lists of participants and working group members
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Firearm-crime relationships; Homicide; Homicide causes; Homicide trends; Homicide victims; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Violence prevention; Weapons violations
Note: NIJ Research Report. Youth, Guns & Violence. See NCJ 159891- 159915 for related articles.
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