Homicide Offending and Social Control: A National Case Control Study

dc.contributor.advisorKovandzic, Tomislav V.
dc.creatorHuskey, Michael G
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-03T21:38:06Z
dc.date.available2020-03-03T21:38:06Z
dc.date.created2019-12
dc.date.issued2019-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2019
dc.date.updated2020-03-03T21:38:06Z
dc.description.abstractThe current study uses a case-control design to analyze the effect of social control and adult social bonds on the likelihood of an adult committing homicide. Using data from the Survey of Inmates in State Correctional Facilities and the General Social Survey, logistic regression analysis was performed to determine whether individual differences in social control and adult social bonds representing marital attachment, parental attachment, commitment to education, and occupational involvement are related to the likelihood of committing homicide. Results show that marital attachment (being married and living with your spouse), parental attachment (living with your kids), and commitment to education (completing at least one year of college) are related to a decrease in the likelihood of committing homicide when controlling for age, race, sex, Hispanic ethnicity, region, and income. Implications for both theory and policy are discussed.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/7327
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights©2019 Michael G. Huskey. All Rights Reserved.
dc.subjectHomicide
dc.subjectSocial control
dc.subjectSocial networks
dc.subjectAttachment behavior
dc.titleHomicide Offending and Social Control: A National Case Control Study
dc.typeDissertation
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentCriminology
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Dallas
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.namePHD

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