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Title: Changing Patterns of Homicide and Social Policy (From Nature of Homicide: Trends and Changes - Proceedings of the 1996 Meeting of the Homicide Research Working Group, Santa Monica, California, P 176-179, 1996, Pamela K Lattimore and Cynthia A Nahabedian, eds. - See NCJ-166149)
Author(s): M A Zahn; K M Jamieson
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An 18-month study supported by the National Institute of Justice has been initiated to understand how homicide has changed since 1980 in three U.S. cities; to determine neighborhood-level correlates of homicide victimization and offending, with special emphasis on explanations of changes in homicide types; and to provide preliminary assessments of the impact of policing, welfare, educational, and recreational policies on homicide levels and types in the three cities.
Abstract: Data are being collected on all homicide cases for the 1980- 1994 period from police departments in Philadelphia and St. Louis, and data collection is proposed for Phoenix. These cities have been selected for their geographic diversity and variation in the level of homicide victimization. Data collection will record information on victim and offender characteristics, assault methods, and drug-alcohol use. The project will incorporate spatial models for the three cities using mapping software to reference economic and social characteristics of neighborhoods. Information gained from interviews with selected city personnel and from analyses of resource allocation in each policy area will be used to address whether differences in programming and allocation bear any relation to changes in the amount or type of homicide experienced in the three cities. 9 references and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Arizona; Homicide trends; Homicide victims; Missouri; Pennsylvania; Urban area studies; Urban criminality; Victimization; Victims of violent crime; Violent crime statistics; Violent offenders
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