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A comprehensive exploration, Studying and Prevention of Homicide offers thoroughly researched chapters by a distinguished group of contributors. Leading scholars in the field, editors M. Dwayne Smith and Margaret A. Zahn have compiled an extensive range of topics including: mass and serial murders, homicides by youth, gang homicides, domestic homicides, homicides by female offenders, and alcohol/drug related homicides.

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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