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Sociology, Criminology and Penology.
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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.
Davidson, Kurtis William., "Violent interactions: An exploratory and integrative approach to homicide within a border city." (1991). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4526.