Tag Archives: homicide

Poverty, not the “teenage brain” account for high rates of teen crime

Age, poverty, murder, and gun homicide: Is young age or poverty level the key issue? From SAGE Open While many blame the “teenage brain” for high rates of teen crime, violence, and driving incidents, an important factor has been ignored: … Continue reading

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When battered women fight back stereotyping can kick in

But most of all, they fought together’: Judicial attributions for sentences in convicting battered women who kill From Psychology of Women Quarterly The topic of domestic abuse remains a controversial issue when it comes to determining punishment for battered women who … Continue reading

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Neighborhoods-not immigrants-determining factor for homicides

Extending Immigration and Crime Studie National Implications and Local Settings From The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science  Public opinion and public policy often assume that immigration is directly related to higher rates of crime, but the … Continue reading

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Guns in the home provide a greater risk than benefit

Risks and benefits of a gun in the home From American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine  Despite the fact that nearly one-third of American households have a firearm, studies show that having a gun in the home poses a household a … Continue reading

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Captured by true crime: Why women are drawn to tales of rape, murder, and serial killers

From Social Psychological and Personality Science Men are more likely to commit crimes and are responsible for 90% of all murders so why are women more drawn to true crime books than men? Researchers reveal that women fear becoming the … Continue reading

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