Weapon Carrying and Use Among Juveniles

This chapter discusses theories and research regarding youth’s motivations for carrying weapons, the demographics of weapon carriers, and predictive, protective, and risk factors for juvenile weapon carrying. Through exploring the literature, it documents areas...

Patterns of Illegal Gun Carrying among Young Urban Males

This paper uses data from the Rochester Youth Development Study, an ongoing panel study of urban youth, to examine the phenomenon of illegal gun carrying among young males. The analysis assesses the magnitude of gun carrying among these subjects and considers the...