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The devil's in the details: Measuring mass violence

Show simple item record Huff-Corzine, Lin Corzine, Jay 2020-09-17T20:51:14Z 2020-09-17T20:51:14Z 2020
dc.identifier.citation Huff‐Corzine, L.; Corzine, J. (2020). The devil's in the details: Measuring mass violence. Criminology Public Policy: 19: 317– 333. en_US
dc.description.abstract Research Summary Mass violence refers to victimization, resulting in multiple deaths and/or injuries. Thus, the measurement of mass violence cannot rest on a single definition or dataset. The purpose of this paper is to decompose mass violence into its various sub‐types, discuss measurement issues related to the sub‐types, evaluate potential datasets for future studies, and offer practical policy implications. Policy Implication Imposing a standard definition for mass violence at this time would be counterproductive and may stifle research and associated policy implications. We recommend developing an enhanced dataset on mass violence based on the National Incident‐Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The advantages of NIBRS include its linkages of fatalities and injuries from the same incident, no limitation on the number killed or wounded, and more information than alternative data sources, maintenance of the current crime data flow from local communities through the state and to the FBI for compilation. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
dc.subject Measurement en_US
dc.subject Mass Violence en_US
dc.subject Mass Murder en_US
dc.subject Mass Killings en_US
dc.subject Public Safety en_US
dc.subject Research Methods en_US
dc.subject Victims en_US
dc.subject Fatalities en_US
dc.subject Violent Death en_US
dc.subject Intentional Injury en_US
dc.subject Location en_US
dc.subject Characteristics en_US
dc.title The devil's in the details: Measuring mass violence en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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