Year: 1992 Source: Proceedings of The Pavese Society Newsletter, v.4, (1992), p.118-211 SIEC No: 19920174

This book suggests new approaches to studying suicide & homicide. It identifies social variables, argues for the use of factor analysis rather than multiple regression, & provides 1980 USA national/regional data & international comparisons. The results indicate that homicide demands different explanations from those provided for suicide; support a modified version of Durkheim’s theory; & explain regional variations in homicide by examining subcultures of violence. Epistemological issues are discussed.