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Homicide in Scotland – the need for a deeper understanding
The University of Edinburgh.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2433-9618
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Over 25 years ago, the relationship between homicide and serious violence was identified as an area that required more research. Despite this, little research has been conducted regarding this relationship on a national level since then. It has furthermore not been examined in Scotland, despite Scotland’s unenviable reputation of being the most violent country in the developed world. Even so, many studies assume that there is a relationship between the trends in homicide and the trends in serious violence, considering homicide the extreme end of a violence spectrum. This might be potentially problematic if homicide is not representative of the levels of violence within a country.This paper presents the initial steps towards examining the relationship between homicide and serious violence, including sexual violence, in Scotland. The comparison of the trends and patterns of homicide and serious violence holds important implications for both policy as well as theory. Comparative research regarding homicide and serious violence can have profound implications for the effective distribution of resources, violence reduction and policy making. Furthermore, this research highlights the need of disaggregation of homicide as well as providing a deeper understanding of how different violent crimes are interconnected within a society.

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2016.
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38216OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-38216DiVA, id: diva2:1385437
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The 72nd Annual American Society of Criminology Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov 16-19, 2016
Available from: 2020-01-14 Created: 2020-01-14 Last updated: 2020-01-15Bibliographically approved

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