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African Americans and Homicide
African Americans and homicide
DarnellF.Hawkins

When one surveys the numerous studies of homicide that have appeared during the last several decades, there is evidence of enormous advances in the knowledge of the nature and distribution of lethal violence within the United States. What has emerged is a vibrant, multidisciplinary enterprise that is likely to expand even further the knowledge of the etiology of homicide and what can be done to prevent it.

At the same time, a review of homicide studies also reveals unexpected patterns of redundancy and omission. Despite much progress, homicide studies have repeatedly covered the same ground while ignoring topics that potentially are quite important. Few have achieved any of the great leaps forward envisioned by the earliest analysts of homicide ...

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