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By Terance D. Miethe

Utilizing a number of info resources and strategies, this e-book offers a micro-historical research of the character of switch and balance in homicidal events through the years. With a spotlight at the homicidal state of affairs because the unit of study, it explores similarities and alterations within the context of murder for various social teams. research of over 400,000 U.S. homicides is supplemented through qualitative research of narrative money owed of murder occasions to extra totally examine their constitution. Findings of homicidal occasions throughout varied time sessions and social teams are then thought of relating to their implications for criminological idea and public coverage.

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Comparing the number and particular nature of these homicide situations over time permits clear inferences about both change and stability in the basic structure of homicide situations. , males vs. females, teenage vs. adult offenders, acquaintance vs. stranger killings) to determine whether some types of homicide have a more complex and diverse structure than others. Analyses of these subgroup configurations over time can also be conducted to identify historically extinct, emergent, and stable patterns of homicides across time.

Michael Hindelang and associates’ (1978) “lifestyle-exposure theory” also focuses on the role of routine activities and lifestyles in explaining individuals’ risks of victimization.

Nonetheless, most scholars contend that the medieval era was an extremely violent time and that homicide and other types of interpersonal violence have declined sharply throughout Western history over the last six centuries (see Cockburn 1977; Gurr 1989; Lane 1997; Short 1997). Archival court records indicate that lethal brawls and violent deaths by robbers were a common occurrence in medieval England. 0 per 100,000 for England and Wales in the late twentieth century (Barclay, Tavares, and Siddique 2001; Given 1977; Gurr 1979).

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