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Does serious offending lead to homicide?:exploring the interrelationships and sequencing of serious crime.

Soothill, Keith and Francis, Brian and Liu, Jiayi (2008) Does serious offending lead to homicide?:exploring the interrelationships and sequencing of serious crime. British Journal of Criminology, 48 (4). pp. 522-537. ISSN 1464-3529

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    Abstract

    The inter-relationships between serious types of crime have been neglected. Focusing on those convicted of arson (n=45,915), blackmail (n=5,774), kidnapping (n=7,291) and threats to kill (n=9,816) in England and Wales (1979-2001), we examine the specialisation and sequencing of these crimes in relation to the risk of subsequent homicide. All four offences have a heightened likelihood of subsequent homicide compared to the general population. Arson, blackmail and threats to kill have a similar homicide risk (0.8%) after a 20-year follow-up; in contrast, kidnapping has a higher likelihood (1.0%). Sequencing is also relevant, with those convicted of more than one type of serious offence being at higher risk of a homicide conviction

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Criminology
    Additional Information: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at: http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/48/4/522
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Arson ; blackmail ; kidnapping ; threats to kill ; homicide ; reconviction
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Q Science > QA Mathematics
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
    Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
    ID Code: 8731
    Deposited By: Prof Brian Francis
    Deposited On: 09 May 2008 10:21
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Oct 2013 15:18
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/8731

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