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Is gun violence contagious? A spatiotemporal test

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Existing theories of gun violence predict stable spatial concentrations and contagious diffusion of gun violence into surrounding areas. Recent empirical studies have reported confirmatory evidence of such spatiotemporal diffusion of gun violence. However, existing space/time interaction tests cannot readily distinguish spatiotemporal clustering from spatiotemporal diffusion. This leaves as an open question whether gun violence actually is contagious or merely clusters in space and time. Comp...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1007/s10940-017-9363-8

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Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Statistics
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Quantitative Criminology Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
4
Pages:
999–1017
Publication date:
2017-08-11
Acceptance date:
2017-07-27
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EISSN:
1573-7799
ISSN:
0748-4518
Pubs id:
pubs:709373
URN:
uri:7e06af1e-a26e-4978-a4a2-50b213f1fd55
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uuid:7e06af1e-a26e-4978-a4a2-50b213f1fd55
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pubs:709373

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