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Weapons in the city: Weapon use in Chicago homicide cases


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

This study used data from the homicides in Chicago 1965-1995 dataset (N=9,340) to examine the relationship between the use of certain types of weapons in criminal homicides by gender, race, age, victim-offender relationship, motive, location, and changes over time. Differential association and sex-role theory were utilized to argue why gender differences would occur in type of weapon used in a homicide. Subculture of violence theory was used to emphasize that the place where the homicide occurs, the relationship between the victim and offender, motive of the offender, and the remaining variables affects the type of weapon used to kill. Significant relationships were found for all bivariate analyses performed. The type of weapon used to kill differs most by sex of offender, resulting in a moderately strong association. The type of weapon used to kill differs least by age of offender and although statistically significant, the association between the two is very weak.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Criminology
Classification
0627: Criminology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Illinois
Title
Weapons in the city: Weapon use in Chicago homicide cases
Author
Johnson, Natalie Jo
Number of pages
88
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0158
Source
MAI 46/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549458876
Advisor
Yoder, Kevin A.
University/institution
University of North Texas
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1452009
ProQuest document ID
304829032
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304829032
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