The effects of detrimental drinking patterns and drug use on female homicide victimization rates across Europe

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Abstract

This study examines the extent to which drinking patterns and drug use can explain cross-national variations in female homicide victimization across Europe. Given the limitations in measuring femicide consistently across a large number of countries, this study uses mortality data on recorded female deaths as a proxy to explain differences in levels of this kind of violence against women across Europe. In particular, it focuses on national-level patterns of alcohol and drug use as predictors, controlling for other known structural correlates. Contrary to findings of previous studies, cultural drinking patterns were not significantly related to female homicide victimization in this sample of countries, but detrimental drug use was.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1090-1107
Number of pages18
JournalCurrent Sociology
Volume64
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Europe
  • drugs
  • femicide
  • gender
  • homicide
  • violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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