Issues in Cross-Cultural Studies of Interpersonal Violence
Ember, Carol R., Ember, Melvin, Violence and Victims
This paper discusses the achievements and promise of cross-cultural studies of interpersonal violence (mainly focusing on homicide). After comparing the methods of cross-cultural and cross-national research, we review some of the special problems of definition and measurement in cross-cultural studies. Then we review the results of such studies and suggest how cross-cultural studies of violence might be improved, both methodologically and theoretically.
There are relatively few cross-cultural studies of interpersonal violence. In those studies, relatively few variables have been studied; and very few of those variables have been measured similarly. In addition, the methodology of …
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Publication information: Article title: Issues in Cross-Cultural Studies of Interpersonal Violence. Contributors: Ember, Carol R. - Author, Ember, Melvin - Author. Journal title: Violence and Victims. Volume: 8. Issue: 3 Publication date: January 1, 1993. Page number: 217+. © Springer Publishing Company 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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