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Margo Wilson's Influence Continues: A Research Note on the Sex Ratios of Killing (SROKs) in Texas' Six Largest Cities

NCJ Number
Homicide Studies Volume: 16 Issue: 4 Dated: November 2012 Pages: 380-392
Victoria B. Titterington; Jeanne Subjack
Date Published
November 2012
13 pages
This study examined the overall, relationship-specific, and age-specific sex ratio of killing (SROK) for Texas' six largest cities.
Drawing on Margo Wilson and Martin Daly's cross-national research on the spousal "sex ratio of killing" (SROK), this study examines the overall, relationship-specific, and age-specific SROKs for Texas' six largest cities. This analysis of Supplementary Homicide Reports for the cities of Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio indicates that overall sex ratios of killing in Texas were comparable to the United States, whereas four of the six cities had higher intimate partner sex ratios of killing than the State or Nation. Wide variation of intimate partner SROKs based on offender age, race, and weapon was also found. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.