Evolution of Homicide

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Evolution of Homicide - lack of resources
a study in Detroit found 73% of the killed were unmarried males. A lack of resources and an inability to attract long term mates appear to increased social competition and male-male homicide.
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Loss of status
One key motive of male-male homicide is to defend status in local peer group.
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Sexual jealousy
key motivator of same sex aggression and homicide with men predominantly killer and victim. Study of 8 same sex killings found 92% were male-male and 8% female - female (Daley and Wilson)
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Cost of Homicide
far more costly and success rates are low and now lowers fittness benefits. As a response deceptive strategies are beneficial
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Buss and Shackleford
Can't explain the variation of how partners deal with partners infidelity. And doesnt explain culture differences (South America and Kalahari)
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Gender Bias
most studies have focused solely on men's retention strategies and violence towards women. However, women often act using mate-retention strategies and are violent to male partners. Archer found women initiate and carry out physical assault equal
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One key motive of male-male homicide is to defend status in local peer group.

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Sexual jealousy

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