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Title: Bringing Booze Back In: The Relationship Between Alcohol and Homicide
Author(s): R N Parker
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Prevention Research Ctr
Berkeley, CA 94704
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Grant Number: T32-AA07240; AA-06282
Sale Source: Prevention Research Ctr
2532 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents a state level cross-sectional empirical analysis of the relationship between alcohol and homicide from the theoretical perspectives of economic deprivation, subculture of violence, deterrence through capital punishment, and routine activity/life style theory.
Abstract: Using structural equation models, five types of homicide rates are examined. The impact of poverty on homicide was enhanced in combination with above average rates of alcohol consumption, particularly for robbery and other felony murder rates. The social control hypothesis, which predicted that the combination of capital punishment and strictly regulated alcohol beverage systems would be correlated with lower homicide rates, was supported in three of the five types of homicide included in the analysis, one of which was robbery homicide. Alcohol consumption alone had direct effects on two of three types of primary homicide analyzed here. Despite controls for consumption of alcohol and other major causal factors, the black poverty ratio was a significant predictor of all three types of primary homicide rates. 6 figures, 1 table, 1 appendix, and 70 references
Main Term(s): Drug Related Crime
Index Term(s): Alcohol-crime relationship; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Capital punishment; Deterrence; Economic analysis of crime; Homicide causes
Note: DCC
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