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Why Have Homicide Rates Gone Up since 2015? A Historical Perspective
Scholars have been puzzled by the rise in homicides since 2015. Many theories that have been put forth have merit, but most take a short-term view of why the rate of violent crime has changed in recent years.

Join Professor Randolph Roth in HFG’s next Speaker Series talk where he takes a longer, historical view of the reasons why rates of violent crime change over time—a view that focuses on the degree to which modern and early modern societies have been successful at nation building. As he suggests, the fundamental requisites for low levels of violence are political stability, legitimate government, a legitimate social hierarchy, and fellow feeling and a sense of kinship among citizens. When those requisites are absent, or in jeopardy, as they have been in the United States in recent years, rates of violent crime can rise, and even soar.

Dr. Randolph Roth | Ohio State University

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Knowledge Against Violence Speaker Series provides timely research and analysis for an informed audience from leading violence experts.

Guest speakers, drawn from the Foundation’s network of scholars and practitioners, seek to illuminate the causes, manifestations, and responses to violence in areas such as war, crime, terrorism, intimate relationships, climate instability, and political extremism.

Mar 30, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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