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Beyond Rape: Reconceptualizing Gender-Based Violence During Warfare  

Gabrielle Ferrales and Suzy Maves McElrath

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
Gender-based violence is one of the oldest sustaining features of war but has received significant scholarly attention only in the past two decades. Much of this work, however, focuses ... More

Case Study: Black Homicide Victimization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

Sara K. Thompson

Most criminological theory and research on the black homicide victimization is grounded in the American context, which raises important generalizability issues given the exceptional level ... More

Child Abuse  

Kathleen Malley-Morrison and Denise A. Hines

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article summarizes current knowledge concerning child abuse in the United States. It discusses major approaches to assess the incidence and prevalence of child abuse, including the ... More

Choosing Street Crime  

Richard Wright and Volkan Topalli

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
People who commit burglary, robbery, carjacking, and other serious predatory street crimes are disproportionately young, poor, and male. Notwithstanding the strong link between these ... More

Contemporary Gang Ethnographies  

Scott H. Decker and David Pyrooz

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
Until the middle of the twentieth century, research on gangs was ethnographic in nature, with a strong journalistic approach. However, there has been a shift in the ethnographic study of ... More

Crime Trends  

Eric Baumer

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article discusses key methodological issues that are germane to understanding some of the parameters for developing a sound knowledge base on temporal crime patterns. It then surveys ... More

Domestic Violence  

Denise A. Hines

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article presents data on the prevalence of domestic violence and trends over time. It discusses five major analytical frameworks that have been employed to understand domestic ... More

Firearm Violence  

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article begins by characterizing the nature and scope of the gun violence problem, including a discussion of the potential benefit from use of guns in self-defense. The next section ... More

Gender, Sex, and Intimate-Partner Violence in Historical Perspective  

Randolph Roth

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
Violence involving intimate partners may appear at first glance to be an intractable problem. But the character and incidence of intimate-partner violence have varied dramatically among ... More

Guns and Crime  

Charles Wellford

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article explores the role that guns play in American society and especially in crime. Section I discusses the possession and use of firearms. Sections II and III examine guns as ... More

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