Volume 29, Issue 2 (April 1984)

    The Right to Keep and Bear Arms—A Study of Civilian Homicides Committed Against Those Involved in Criminal Acts in Metropolitan Dade County from Between 1957 to 1982

    (Received 7 February 1983; accepted 21 June 1983)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

      Format Pages Price  
    PDF Version 7 $25   ADD TO CART


    Abstract

    A study of civilian homicides in metro Dade County from 1957 to 1982 was performed. Cases in which civilians, not police, killed perpetrators of crime in order to protect life or property were collected and then analyzed as to age, race, sex. Spanish surname, alcohol, and location of incident of the victim. The method of homicide and, in more recent cases, drugs detected at autopsy along with prior arrest record of the victim were also noted. Graphical and statistical analysis on racial and ethnic variations in victims were also done. A total of 151 cases were studied.


    Author Information:

    Copeland, AR
    Associate medical examiner, Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL


    Stock #: JFS11707J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11707J

    ASTM International
    is a member of CrossRef.

    Author
    Title The Right to Keep and Bear Arms—A Study of Civilian Homicides Committed Against Those Involved in Criminal Acts in Metropolitan Dade County from Between 1957 to 1982
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30