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Victim Precipitated Homicides.docx

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K.Chin

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Victim Precipitated Homicides  Wolfgang's (1985) study of murders in Philadelphia found that victims precipitated their own murders 26% of the time  Victim may provoke their assailant by making verbal threats, striking the firt blow, or producing a weapon, thus leading to retaliatory action. Criminal Homicide as a Situated Transaction  1977 study of "Criminal Homicide as a Situated Transaction" by David Luckenbill  Examined 70 murders that occurred in one California country between 1963 and 1972  All these situated transaction occurred outside of work environment, mostly during evenings and or/on weekends. Permissive Environs  Took place in what might be described as "permissive or "informal" environments, e.g, at parties, on street corners, in bars, or at home  Driving force behind the transactions described by Luckenbill was "loss of face", real or i
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