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Smith, M. Dwayne

Overview
Works: 14 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 899 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
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Most widely held works by M. Dwayne Smith
Homicide : a sourcebook of social research( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carefully organized and edited, the 25 contributions to this sourcebook have been prepared by leading scholars, each in a particular research area, providing summaries of the current state of knowledge for the subject of their expertise. The authors, many from the Homicide Research Working Group, provide assessment of empirical knowledge regarding social theories of homicide; methodological issues in the study of homicide; homicide research among specific groups, including youth homicide, gang homicide African Americans and homicide, and Latinos and homicide; homicide among intimate partners serial murders; and the role of drugs and alcohol in homicide. The contributors also explore solutions regarding the death penalty, gun control, public health programs, and community involvement as well as public policy reactions designed to prevent homicide. In an important concluding chapter, the editors tackle unresolved problems and issues in the study of homicide." "Comprehensive and authoritative, Homicide is a necessary reference book for researchers, academics, and sophisticated practitioners concerned with all types of homicide. It will also be appealing for graduate students in criminal justice, criminology, and sociology."--Jacket
Studying and preventing homicide : issues and challenges by M. Dwayne Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction summarizes the social theories of homicide and the methodological issues in the study of homicide. This accessible volume then focuses on specific types of homicides including: mass and serial murders, homicides by youth, gang homicides, domestic homicides, homicides by female offenders, and alcohol/drug related homicides
Firearms, Violence, and Youth in California, Illinois, Louisiana, and New Jersey, 1991 by Joseph F Sheley( )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence committed by and against juveniles was the focus of this study. Two groups were examined: incarcerated (criminally active) juveniles and students in inner-city high schools, since these youths are popularly considered to engage in and experience violence (especially gun-related violence), to belong to urban street gangs, and to participate in the drug trafficking thought to lead to excessive gun violence. Self-administered questionnaires were completed by 835 male inmates in six correctional facilities and 1,663 male and female students from ten inner-city high schools in California, Illinois, Louisiana, and New Jersey. Data collection took place during January through April of 1991. To maximize response rates, inducements of five dollars were offered to the inmates, Spanish-language versions of the questionnaire were provided to inmates who preferred them, and personal interviews were conducted with inmates whose reading skills were less than sufficient to complete the questionnaire on their own. In four schools, principals permitted the inducements to be offered to students to participate in the study. As with the inmate survey, a Spanish-language version of the questionnaire was provided to students who preferred it. The questionnaires covered roughly the same core topics for both inmates and students. Items included questions on sociodemographic characteristics, school experiences, gun ownership, gun use for several types of firearms, gun acquisition patterns, gun-carrying habits, use of other weapons, gang membership and gang activities, self-reported criminal histories, victimization patterns, drug use, alcohol use, and attitudes concerning guns, crime, and violence. In both questionnaires, the majority of the items covered firearms knowledge, acquisition, and use. The remaining items in the inmate survey primarily covered criminal behavior and, seconda ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06484
A longitudinal analysis of social control theory by M. Dwayne Smith( )

5 editions published between 1904 and 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homicide studies : a sourcebook of social interaction( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between non-lethal and lethal violence : proceedings of the 2002 meeting of the Homicide Research Working Group, St. Louis, Missouri, May 30-June 2 by Homicide Research Working Group( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Influence of Gender Difference on Perceptions of Self-Esteem: An Unobtrusive Measure by M. Dwayne Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous research has established the existence of a differential in self-esteem between males and females. This difference is explained in terms of socialization experiences which favor the masculine role. On this basis, it was predicted that male subjects would display higher self-esteem than females in a simulated society game in which subjective evaluations were made of perceived worth. The results provided support for this prediction, which remained in effect when controls were introduced for age, health, race, religiosity, and marital status. However, skill attainment proved to be an important intervening variable; females possessing certain instrumental skills were as likely as males to display high self-esteem. The discussion suggests that skill attainment may be an important aspect of socialization accounting for gender differences in self-esteem. References and tables are included. (Author)
Pornography : toward a working definition by M. Dwayne Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Female status and the "gender gap" in U.S. homicide victimization by M. Dwayne Smith( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Trends in violent crime against women, 1973-89 by M. Dwayne Smith( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Patterns and functions of ethnicity in professional wrestling by M. Dwayne Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The congruence between mothers' and daughters' sex-role attitudes : a research note by M. Dwayne Smith( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Firearms, violence and youth : a report of research findings ; final draft by Joseph F Sheley( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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