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Guns, Violence, and Criminal Behavior: The/Offender's Perspective

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Overview

"How are guns used and viewed by criminals? Do these views change when they are imprisoned? Where do criminals obtain guns? And how do laws make firearms more or less accessible? Confronting these contentious questions. Guns, Violence. and Criminal Behavior offers a comprehensive exploration of the social processes surrounding illegal firearm use and criminal behavior." The authors draw on in-depth interviews with felons convicted of gun-related crimes and previous quantitative studies to offer a fresh look at the key issues of gun violence. Highlighting the overlooked symbolic influence of guns in criminal situations, their findings underscore the power of social and cultural forces in affecting gun use.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588266651
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

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Foreword Jay Corzine Corzine, Jay

1 Introduction: The Gun Offender's Perspective 1

2 Motives for Criminal Gun Use 23

3 Guns and Street Gang Culture 51

4 How Incarceration Shapes Views and the Use of Guns 75

5 Changing Concealed Carry Laws 101

6 Conclusion: Limiting Gun Violence 121

Appendix Sample Methodology, Sample Generalizability, Response Bias, and Subsamples 129

References 137

Index 147

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