The Impact of Income Inequality on Race-Specific Homicide Rates: 1947-2001

Lynne M. Vieraitis, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Tomislav V. Kovandzic, University of Alabama at Birmingham

While a sizeable body of literature has examined the impact of relative deprivation on rates of violent crime, most of these studies have utilzied cross-sectional research designs. The present study uses national time series data to assess the relationship between income inequality and racially disaggregated homicides rates from 1947 to 2001.

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