Homicide and the seasons

Francis, B. and Soothill, K. and Harman, J. (2005) Homicide and the seasons. In: European Society of Criminology Conference, 31 August - 3 September 2005, Krakow, Poland. (Unpublished)

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Marvin Wolfgang, the doyen of homicide researchers, stressed that relationship was pivotal in understanding homicide. Curiously, the relationship variable has been neglected in considering homicide and seasonal variation. This paper takes the relationship variable as the point of departure and demonstrates several important insights. Overall, in relation to homicides in England and Wales, a strong seasonality effect is observed. However, when we disaggregate by the type of relationship between the offender and the victim, we observe contrasting seasonality patterns. This presentation discusses these patterns and considers explanations.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.5 Regression Methods
ID Code:2092
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