TABLE 8-2 Comparison of Cross-Case Variables

Variable

NY—Jason

NY—Khalil

Chicago

1.0 The Incident

1.1

Date

11/25/1991

2/26/1992

11/19/1992

1.2

Time of day

Midmorning

Morning

No specific info but looks like morning

1.3

Victims:

 

1.3.1

Number killed

1

2

1

 

Number wounded

1

0

2

1.3.2

Victim status

Student and teacher

Students

Students

1.3.3

Relationship to offender

Bystanders

Rivals

Rivals

1.3.4

Targeted by offender?

No: uninjured other person was target, but done in selfdispute

Yes but claimed self-defense

No but self-defense was element as a result of a gambling defense

1.4

Location of incident

School hallway

School hallway

School hallway/ stairway

1.5

Perpetrator at time of attack:

1.5.1

Number arrested

1

1

1

1.5.2

Demographics: age; grade; family structure and employment status

Black male; age 14; 9th grade; two-parent stable family, both parents working

Black male; age 15; 10th grade; parental conflict/divorce; sister also withdrew from family, mother works

Black male; age 15; 10th grade; stable two-parent family, middle/working class

1.5.3

Suspected co-conspirators

No, but aiding brother

Friend supplied gun

Gang affiliation

1.5.4

Under influence of alcohol or illegal drugs

No

No

No

1.6

Apparent motivation:



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