Poverty, murder, and respect: unlikely to be linked in UKBMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a911 (Published 22 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a911
- Niyi Awofeso, associate professor
- 1School of Public Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The first paragraph of Heath’s article raises a controversial issue—that homicides perpetrated by children and young adults from poor UK families are due largely to lack of respect and a need to exact revenge.1 I am not aware of any well regarded study that concurs with this perspective. To take just one example, …
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