Year: 1984 Source: Thesis (Ph.D.)-University of Nebraska, 1983. 138p. SIEC No: 19850960

This study examines the sociostructural determinants of national homicide & lethal violence (homicide & suicide) rates using a comparative, longitudinal framework. Broad propositions predicting the amount & direction of lethal violence were made, based on level of inequality & economic development, systemic frustration-anomie, & the cultural legitimation of violence. Data used was from 31 nations at 3 time points for 1950-1970 & include an overall summary for the 21-year period.