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Comparative and historical research perspectives on murder

A variety of research types have combined to create historical and comparative research methods, which are utilized in the study of criminology. Historical research seeks to understand how the rates of criminality and other related behavior have changed over time as societies evolved. Comparative research examines the role of criminality across multiple cultures and/or internationally. Identify one major type of crime, and explain how it would be examined from a historical research perspective and a comparative research perspective. Compare and contrast the types of research components that would be appropriate when examining the crime from a historical and a comparative research perspective.

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Identify one major type of crime, and explain how it would be examined from a historical research perspective and a comparative research perspective. Compare and contrast the types of research components that would be appropriate when examining the crime from a historical and a comparative research perspective

The major type of crime that will be analyzed is murder. Murder can be analyzed through many different conceptual frameworks including war, mass murder, serial killers, stranger murders, heat-of-passion murders, and the most common form of murder, which is murder between people that know each other. When taking a comparative approach, researchers will attempt to statistically identify patterns to murder offending. Statistical patterns of criminal homicide in a country such as the United States can be ...

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This solution discusses the comparative and historical research perspectives on murder.

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