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The social-structural correlates of homicide in late-tsarist Russia
Södertörn University College, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition).
2007 (English)In: British Journal of Criminology, ISSN 0007-0955, E-ISSN 1464-3529, Vol. 47, no 1, 80-99 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Using official socio-economic and vital statistics data from the end of the tsarist period, this study builds on and extends previous investigations of homicide in early twentieth-century Europe by examining which social-structural factors were associated with the variation in homicide rates among the 50 provinces of European Russia in 1910. The results of negative binomial regression show heavy drinking to be positively associated, and population density and literacy inversely associated, with provincial homicide rates. These findings suggest that the tension between modernity and tradition, which was more generally evident in Russian society during this period, may also have underpinned the regional variation observed in aggregate-level homicide rates. Moreover, the high rural homicide rates seen in both tsarist Russia and at the end of the Soviet period might indicate that the 'criminological transition' that may have occurred in other Western countries during the course of the twentieth century could have taken a different form or have been delayed in Russia, due at least in part to the actions and policies of the Soviet state.

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2007. Vol. 47, no 1, 80-99 p.
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-12080DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azl033ISI: 000243063100006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-12080DiVA: diva2:447334
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"In press" då avhandlingen publicerades.Available from: 2011-10-11 Created: 2011-10-11 Last updated: 2011-10-11Bibliographically approved
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1. On Interpersonal Violence in Russia in the Present and the Past: A Sociological Study
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On Interpersonal Violence in Russia in the Present and the Past: A Sociological Study
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Stockholm: Stockholms universitet, 2006. 168 p.
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Södertörn Doctoral Dissertations, ISSN 1652-7399 ; 7
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Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11994 (URN)91-7155-332-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-10-11 Created: 2011-10-08 Last updated: 2011-10-11Bibliographically approved

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