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Latinos and Homicide
Latinos and homicide
RamiroMartinez, Jr.

In the preceding chapter, Darnell Hawkins presents a compelling argument for the disaggregation of appropriate data to fully comprehend patterns and correlates of homicide among African Americans. A similarly powerful argument can be made for the case of Latino1 homicide. Despite their figuring prominently in some pioneering crime and homicide studies (Bullock, 1955; see also National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement, 1931), Latinos have been largely ignored in the recent proliferation of research on homicide in the United States.

Although the “long history and large numbers of Latinos in the United States” (Moore & Pinderhughes, 1993, p. xix) are well recognized within the social science literature, researchers have paid little attention to the extent and seriousness of the Latino ...

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