Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Lauren Korosec, MA

April 13, 2012

This morning, Lauren Korosec successfully defended her MA thesis, The Changing Nature of Homicide and Its Impact on Homicide Clearance Rates: A Quantitative Analysis of Two Trends From 1984-2009. In her research Lauren examined FBI Supplementary Homicide Report data to find out what factors predict whether a homicide will be solved or not. Her results indicate that firearm use, unknown weapons, males, minority victims, population size, and western regions predict lower clearance rates. However, predicted probabilities analysis provide a more complete picture of the relative importance of each variable. Read more

Congratulations, Lauren!