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- DescriptionCrimilogists have kwn for decades that income inequality is the best predictor of the local homicide rate, but why this is so has eluded them. There is a simple, compelling answer: most homicides are the deuements of competitive interactions between men. Relatively speaking, where desired goods are distributed inequitably and competition for those goods is severe, dangerous tactics of competition are appealing and a high homicide rate is just one of many unfortunate consequences. Killing the Competition is about this relationship between ecomic inequality and lethal interpersonal violence. Suggesting that ecomic inequality is a cause of social problems and violence elicits fierce opposition from inequality's beneficiaries. Three main arguments have been presented by those who would acquit inequality of the charges against it: that absolute poverty is the real problem and inequality is just an incidental correlate; that primitive egalitarian societies have surprisingly high homicide rates, and that inequality and homicide rates do t change in synchrony and are therefore mutually irrelevant. With detailed but accessible data analyses and thorough reviews of relevant research, Martin Daly dispels all three arguments. Killing the Competition applies basic principles of behavioral biology to explain why killers are usually men, t women, and counters the view that attitudes and values prevailing in cultures of violence make change impossible.
- Author BiographyMartin Daly is professor emeritus of psychology, neuroscience and behavior at McMaster University, Canada. He has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Human Behavior & Evolution Society.
- Author(s)Martin Daly
- PublisherTransaction Publishers
- Date of Publication30/08/2016
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationSomerset, NJ
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTransaction Publishers
- Weight272 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
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