Victim Lifestyle as a Correlate of Homicide Clearance

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Abstract

The current inquiry adds to the literature by using Hindelang’s lifestyle theory to examine the relevance of victim involvement in a deviant lifestyle to the likelihood of and time to homicide clearance. Bivariate analyses suggest that victim lifestyle is an important factor in the distribution of clearance enhancing characteristics across homicide incidents. Cox proportional hazard models indicated that higher levels of victim participation in deviant lifestyle significantly increased the time until a homicide was cleared by arrest. Theoretical and practical issues are discussed in light of these findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-362
Number of pages21
JournalHomicide Studies
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • clearance
  • detectives
  • investigation
  • lifestyle
  • policing
  • theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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Victim Lifestyle as a Correlate of Homicide Clearance. / Rydberg, Jason; Pizarro-Terrill, Jesenia.

In: Homicide Studies, Vol. 18, No. 4, 01.11.2014, p. 342-362.

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