Graduate students and faculty member affiliated with the CSR publish important new research on Southern Culture and Violence

March 2, 2018

 

Prior analyses of the Southern culture of violence have focused on white argument-based homicide in rural areas.  Unfortunately, a lack of available data on the underlying circumstances of different forms of violence has hindered our ability to assess whether the Southern cultural tolerance of violence extend beyond lethal violence. 

 

The new study co-authored by graduate students Drew Medaris and Cody Tuttle along with CSR Research Affiliate Dr. Shaun Thomas addresses this limitation by using data from the National Incident Based Reporting System to assess the influence of a composite measure of Southern culture on variation in white argument based aggravated assault. Their analyses of county-level data support the generalizability of the Southern cultural influence to non-lethal forms of argument-based violence.

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