Date of Award

1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Fleming, T.

Keywords

Sociology, Criminology and Penology.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This research takes an exploratory and integrative approach to homicide within the Canadian city of Windsor. The use of police files provide the necessary data to be analyzed within the interpretive interactionism perspective. Using a symbolic interactionist perspective, offenders' interpretations of the situations are investigated. The interplay of roles, audience and interpretation of the situation assist in explaining the complexity and intricacies of these violent encounters. The behaviors and expectations within these violent interactions are further explained through the Subculture of Violence theory. The understanding and integration of the two sociological approaches helps to uncover how the participants within homicide attach meaning to their epiphanies within Windsor. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-03, page: 1093. Chair: Thomas Fleming. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.

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