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Author Laurikkala, Minna K

Title Juvenile Homicides : a Social Disorganization Perspective
Published El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2011


Description 1 online resource (206 pages)
Series Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Contents List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Preface; 01 Killing Trends; 02 What Does Age, Race, and Gender Have to Do With It?; 03 Chaos in the 'Hoods; 04 Toolkit for Homicide Analysis; 05 Pieces of the Homicide Puzzle; 06 Forecasting Homicides; 07 What Now?; Appendix A: Homicide Variables; Appendix B: Census Variables; Appendix C: Models Fitting Regressions; References; Index
Summary Laurikkala studies youth homicides between 1965 and 1995 in Chicago. She considers variables relating to the offender, victim, setting, and precursors to the homicide by race and gender. Her results indicate that youth homicides involved increases in lethal gang altercations, particularly among Latinos, and an increased use of automatic weapons. Young females had very little impact on homicide rates in Chicago. The findings point to several measures of social disorganization that could aid in the prediction of youth homicides, albeit varying across groups. Overall, the results support social d
Analysis Homicide
Homicide offenders
United States of America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Juvenile homicide -- United States
Criminal behavior, Prediction of -- United States
TRUE CRIME -- General.
Criminal behavior, Prediction of.
Juvenile homicide.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781593326685