Evaluating Gun Policy: Effects on Crime and Violence

Evaluating Gun Policy: Effects on Crime and Violence

by Jens Ludwig
     
 

ISBN-10: 081575311X

ISBN-13: 9780815753117

Pub. Date: 12/15/2002

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

Ludwig (public policy, Georgetown U.) and Cook (public policy, Duke U.) present 10 studies that apply empirical policy analysis to issues of gun regulation in the United States. Papers examine the connection between rates of gun ownership and rates of suicide and burglary, investigate gun ban programs in the states and other countries, look at the impact of…  See more details below

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Ludwig (public policy, Georgetown U.) and Cook (public policy, Duke U.) present 10 studies that apply empirical policy analysis to issues of gun regulation in the United States. Papers examine the connection between rates of gun ownership and rates of suicide and burglary, investigate gun ban programs in the states and other countries, look at the impact of gun-carrying laws, and examines research efforts in the area of gun violence. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815753117
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
12/15/2002
Series:
James A. Johnson Metro Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
469
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1Pragmatic Gun Policy1
2Guns and Suicide41
Comment68
Comment70
3Guns and Burglary74
Comment107
Comment109
4Australia: A Massive Buyback of Low-Risk Guns121
Comment142
Comment145
5Disarming Batterers: The Impact of Domestic Violence Firearm Laws157
Comment201
Comment204
Comment208
6Policing Crime Guns217
Comment240
Comment243
7Prison Sentence Enhancements: The Case of Project Exile251
Comment277
Comment280
8The Impact of Concealed-Carry Laws287
Comment325
Comment331
9State and Federal Gun Laws: Trends for 1970-99345
Comment403
Comment404
10Data on Violent Injury412
Comment430
Comment432
11Continuity and Change in the American Gun Debate441
Contributors455
Index457

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