SOC 2760 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Homicide, Matricide, Demography Of The United States

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Increase in homicides committed by children 14-17 in 1980s, decreased in 1990s. Children younger than 18, not uniformly used. Us common low does not consider children younger than 7 to be capable of intending to. Official data on homicide by children younger than 18. As age increases, number of arrests increases. Less than 10% (2,821) arrested for murder/non-negligent manslaughter between 2002-2004 were. Males outnumber females as juvenile homicide offenders (93%) 56/1,000,000 homicide offences were committed by juveniles (56% african american) American youth kill more than youth in other western countries. 1997: 26% homicides located in 8 cities (only 12% population): Baltimore, chicago, dallas, detroit, houston, los angeles, new york, philadelphia. Boys more likely to kill strangers than girls (34%, vs. 15% female) 18% of female"s victims are under 1 year old. Severely abused children who feel trapped, physically/sexually/emotionally abused. Overall: children who kill their parents have troubled family histories, often from violent homes with alcoholism is common, children felt trapped/isolated.

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