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Regional subculture and homicide: an examination of the Gastil-Hackney thesis.
A new regression analysis of similar data using slightly modified procedures demonstrates the weaknesses of their procedures by showing that it is possible to obtain estimates of cultural and situational effects vastly different from those obtained by Gastil and Hackney.
Social Inequality and Crime Control
Almost all quantitative research on the determinants of variation in the allocation of public resources to crime control is done within the framework of either rational public choice theory or…
Do US City Crime Rates Follow a National Trend? The Influence of Nationwide Conditions on Local Crime Patterns
This study considers the degree to which the crime rates of US cities follow a uniform national trend. A nationwide trend has consequences for theories that explain aggregate changes in crime, but…
Collective Security and the Demand for Legal Handguns
One controversial element in the debate on firearms policy is whether crime and civil disorders contribute significantly to the private demand for firearms. In this paper we present a model to…
The Police, Crime, and Economic Theory: An Assessment
Effects of restrictive licensing of handguns on homicide and suicide in the District of Columbia.
- C. Loftin, D. McDowall, B. Wiersema, T. J. Cottey
- MedicineThe New England journal of medicine
- 5 December 1991
BACKGROUND Whether restricting access to handguns will reduce firearm-related homicides and suicides is currently a matter of intense debate. In 1976 the District of Columbia adopted a law that…
Seasonal Cycles in Crime, and Their Variability
Seasonal crime patterns have been a topic of sustained criminological research for more than a century. Results in the area are often conflicting, however, and no firm consensus exists on many…
A Comparison of Supplementary Homicide Reports and National Vital Statistics System Homicide Estimates for U.S. Counties
Although the NVSS generally exceeds the SHR, the pattern is not uniform: 28% of the counties report more SHR homicides than NVSS homicides, and differences between estimates from the two systems are related to population size.
Underreporting of justifiable homicides committed by police officers in the United States, 1976-1998.
- C. Loftin, B. Wiersema, D. McDowall, Adam Dobrin
- MedicineAmerican journal of public health
- 1 July 2003
This study assessed the consistency of estimates of the number of justifiable homicides committed by US police officers and identified sources of underreporting and found both systems underreport, but for different reasons.
The Use of Official Records to Measure Crime and Delinquency
What are "Official" RecordsThe term "official records" is broad and would include data taken from any set of administrative records in order to measure crime or features of criminal justice. In…