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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 2760
Professor
Rob Shearer
Semester
Winter

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Pridemore Summary Several researchers shave recognized the importance of violence as a public health  problem, and public health officials feel the same. ∙  Higher income level countries with established markets have lower rates of homicide  mortality than lower­income nations. ∙  Mortality estimates suggests that violent death is one of the main reasons there has been  little reduction during the past 20 to 30 years in the overall mortality rates among 20­50  year olds. (342) ∙  High rate of violence creates fear, uncertainty and stress, which will have a negative effect  on an individual’s health. (344) ∙  Psychological and emotional health is an issue for offenders as well because a large  portion of offenders already have underlying mental health issues, or develops issues  when locked up. (344) ∙  Individual homicide events may seem random, but when examined closely, homicide rates  display demographic, temporal and sparital patterns that are visible and affect  communities and society as a whole (345). ∙  Pridemore addresses that homicide is preventable as it can be “mitigated with concerted  policies and prevention techniques, which also involves adding public health. (345) ∙  The Global Burden of Disease Project estimated that there were around 560,000 homicides  worldwide in 1990. (346) ∙  Age and gender specific homicide rates were highest for young men age 15 to 29 years.  Among females, children from 0 to 4 were categorized under the highest homicide  mortality rates, due to female infanticide. (346) ∙ Homicide rates vary from nation to nation. (346) ∙  The high homicide rates among black youth males needed more attention, as it became a  concern during the 1980s and 1990s, as homicide was the leading cause of death with  black males between 15 to 24 years old. (347) ∙  Although the Sovi
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