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NCJ Number: 167872 Find in a Library
Title: Serious Violence: Patterns of Homicide and Assault in America
Author(s): K D Harries
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 239
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-06718-X
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Homicide and assault are discussed in terms of their incidence, geographic distribution, causes, and potential approaches to preventing and addressing this serious violence.
Abstract: An overview provides national statistics and international comparisons and concludes that homicide in the United States has mainly been an event involving males of the same race and that the South has consistently had higher rates of homicide than other regions of the United States. Additional chapters examine perspectives and theories on causes, the reasons for the concentration of violence in relatively few areas in cities, the classification of homicide and assault incidents, a recommended new classification method, and patterns of capital punishment in relation to the geography of perceived seriousness of violence. Further chapters focus on the roles of neighborhood ecology and climate; the relationship between drugs and violence; and policy implications of patterns of violence, including relationships between violence and poverty, gun control, drugs, public health, and policing. Figures, tables, maps, and approximately 400 references
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
Index Term(s): Aggravated assault; Criminology; Homicide; Violence causes; Violence prevention
Note: 2nd edition
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