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Victim Precipitation and Violent Crime
Lynn A. Curtis
Vol. 21, No. 4 (Apr., 1974), pp. 594-605
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/799995
Page Count: 12
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Victim precipitation is defined and its incidence estimated in a U. S. national sample of police reports on serious violent crime. Findings from related studies are compared. Provocation appears not uncommon in criminal homicide and aggravated assault, less frequent but still empirically noteworthy in robbery, and perhaps least relevant in forcible rape.
Social Problems © 1974 Oxford University Press