Youth violence, guns, and the illicit-drug industry

Crime has become an issue of increasing importance to the American public. A growing fear of crime seems to pervade the nation and contributes to crime being reported as the nation’s “most serious problem.” This Article examines some empirical...

Linking gun availability to youth gun violence

In the United States, opinion polls over the last several years have consistently placed violence near the top of the public’s list of concerns. This seems to happen regardless of whether homicide rates are climbing or falling. In this paper, we examine the time...

Guns and Fear: A One Way Street?

Surveys show that more than one half of gun owners report owning their firearm for self-protection. Although research has examined the effect of fear of crime on gun ownership, the issue of reciprocity and temporal order has been largely ignored. Furthermore, the...
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