July 16 - Notes: July 16, 2007 Murder continued: *Most...

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Notes: July 16, 2007 Murder continued: *Most people who are killed are killed in the summer months. It is warm, more people are gathered together, and alcohol is used more. The number of murders declines in the fall and they continue to decline into the winter. ~Christmas, and the time around it, causes the murder rates to go back up. People are getting together and alcohol is involved. ~Most of your lower class homicides occur on Saturday night. Typically the victim is a family member. The place is usually in the home. ~Middle class and upper class individuals are more likely to kill on any day of the week. Their actions tend to be more calculated and premeditated. They want it to appear more random. *When it comes to killing, men are more likely to kill in public places, and women tend to be killed in the home because they tend to spend more time in the home. ~Women tend to kill in the kitchen or the living room. The kitchen is considered the most dangerous room in the house. ~Men tend to kill in the bedroom. ~Like women, children, elders, married people or unemployed people are more likely to be killed at home. *When it comes to the method for killing, most objects can be turned into a weapon. Guns are the weapons that are most likely to get the job done. They are easier to get a hold of and are more likely to be effective. You have a five time greater chance of living from being attacked with a knife over a gun. ~ ½ of the U.S. households have guns and ¼ of the households have handguns. ~Lower class and higher class individuals are more likely to use a gun when they kill.
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2008 for the course SOC Deviance taught by Professor Reid during the Spring '08 term at Clemson.

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