Contextual Analysis of Factors Associated With the Lethality of Violence Against Children

Janice E. Clifford-Wittekind, Auburn University
Lin Huff-Corzine, University of Central Florida
Gregory S. Weaver, Auburn University
Jay Corzine, University of Central Florida
Thomas A. Petee, Auburn University
John P. Jarvis, Federal Bureau of Investigation

This study examines the influence of various offender/victim and situational characteristics as they relate to the lethality of violence involving a child (victim). Using data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) of the Uniform Crime Reports for the years of 1995-2000, the impact of factors such as age, race, and gender of the victim/offender, as well as situational and contextual variables such as location and weapon choice will be examined. Results will be discussed in relation to policy implications.

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