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Women in the CrossfireUnderstanding and Ending Honor Killing$
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Robert Paul Churchill

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190468569

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190468569.001.0001

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Empirical Research on Honor Killing

Empirical Research on Honor Killing

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(p.33) Chapter 2 Empirical Research on Honor Killing
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Women in the Crossfire
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Robert Paul Churchill

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190468569.003.0002

This chapter analyzes relevant quantitative and qualitative research on honor killings. It includes an original empirical study—the Churchill-Holmes study—of 200 incidents from 28 countries and territories. Following a comparative analysis of major studies displayed in tables and charts, a number of generalizations, or central tendencies, are inferred. Central tendencies are divided into three major categories based on rough estimates of the probability that the characteristics in each category will be found in all or most instances of honor killing. Central tendencies pertain to the frequency of all known aspects of honor killings. This research serves as grounds for the analysis, hypotheses, and tentative conclusions drawn in the remainder of this book.

Keywords:   central tendencies, Churchill-Holmes study, honor offenses, honor–shame culture, immigrants, marital status, perpetrators, qualitative studies, quantitative studies, victims

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