Killing the Competition

Killing the Competition

Economic Inequality and Homicide

Book - 2016
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Criminologists have known for decades that income inequality is the best predictor of the local homicide rate, but why this is so has eluded them. There is a simple, compelling answer: most homicides are the dnouements of competitive interactions between men. Relatively speaking, where desired goods are distributed inequitably and competition for those goods is severe, dangerous tactics of competition are appealing and a high homicide rate is just one of many unfortunate consequences. Killing the Competition is about this relationship between economic inequality and lethal interpersonal violence. Killing the Competition applies basic principles of behavioral biology to explain why killers are usually men, not women, and counters the view that attitudes and values prevailing in "cultures of violence" make change impossible.
Publisher: New Brunswick :, Transaction Publishers,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781412863254
1412863252
9781412863360
1412863368
Characteristics: viii, 241 pages ; 23 cm

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