Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Criminal Justice, MS
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
homicide; investigation; intimate partner homicide; moral time; sentence outcome; charges
Previous literature explores the many dimensions of homicide investigations, including case and individual characteristics, evidence and investigative activities. However, little research delves into situational characteristics and their relationship to specific homicides, charge severity sought by prosecutors and sentence length given to homicide offenders. The current study sampled homicide cases (N=68) to gather baseline information and data regarding judicial outcomes. Donald Black’s Theory of Moral Time (2011) is tested and utilized as the study’s conceptual framework for the study’s hypotheses.
Lapsey, David Stuart Jr., "Moral time and homicide investigations." (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2681.
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