Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Homicide: A Comparison of Offender, Victim, and Situational Factors Over Time

Terance D. Miethe, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Gini Deibert, University of Texas - Austin

Using data from the Supplemental Homicide Reports (SHR), the current paper explores the offender, victim, and situational characteristics that underlie Hispanic and non-Hispanic homicide. Comparisons are made over time and across age groups, focusing on the differences and similarities between Hispanic and non-Hispanic youth. Unique and common profiles are found among each group. The results are then discussed in terms of their implications for theoretical development and public policy.

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