Lethal and Non-Lethal Outcomes for Male and Female Offenders: Utilizing the NIBRS Datasource
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The focus of this paper is to determine if the victim and the offender characteristics, along with the contextual factors, influence the lethality of a violent encounter. Data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) for the years 1998-2000 is used to create a data subset to analyze victim and offender sex, age, race, and relationship, along with the weapon used, the location, and circumstance of the incident. What this study hopes to accomplish is the ability to predict the lethal versus non-lethal outcomes for male and female perpetrated offenses when the extraneous variables are taken into account.