Senior Project Advisor
Racial homicide, Victimization
Deindustrialization is an important economic phenomenon affecting present day crime, in particular homicide victimization rates. Previous research has found that deindustrialization has several different effects, including increasing the income inequality and labor instability of a community. These effects also varied among racial groups. This study hypothesizes that deindustrialization effects would increase homicide rates and have a greater effect on black homicide victimization than any other rate. Drawing on a sample of 161 large cities, the direct and indirect effects of deindustrialization were estimated in multivariate regression analyses. The analyses found the opposite effect of what was hypothesized, that white victimization rates were affected directly by deindustrialization while black and total victimizations were not.
Filer, Nicholas R. (Nicholas Ryan), "Race, Deindustrialization, and Homicide: Exploring the Relationship between Deindustrialization and Racial Homicide Victimization" (2004). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 170.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Homicide--United States--Cross-cultural studies; Victims of crimes--United States--Cross-cultural studies; Deindustrialization--Social aspects--United States
student projects; term papers
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