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Homicide Against or by the Elderly in Chicago 1965-2000

NCJ Number
245071
Journal
Homicide Studies Volume: 17 Issue: 2 Dated: May 2013 Pages: 154-183
Author(s)
Carolyn Rebecca Block
Date Published
May 2013
Length
30 pages
Annotation
This article discusses homicides of the elderly or by the elderly.
Abstract
Typical circumstances under which the elderly are killed not only differ from typical circumstances under which children or younger adults are killed, but also vary depending on the victim's gender and age group (ages 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, and 85 or older). Similarly, the typical circumstances under which the elderly commit homicide not only differ from typical circumstances for other offenders, but vary according to the offender's gender and age group. In analysis of victim-level and offender-level versions of the Chicago Homicide Data set, the authors describe trends over time and situational patterns in homicides of the elderly or by the elderly. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.