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...

Completing the circle: Building a theory of small arms demand

This essay presents a theory of small arms demand and provides initial evidence from ongoing case studies in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, South Africa and Brazil. The theory revolves around the motivations and means to acquire arms, addressing issues such as...

Gender, Fear, and Protective Handgun Ownership

Nonrecursive models which have been used to assess the potentially reciprocal relationship between fear of crime and handgun ownership may suffer on two accounts: (a) the use of “weak” instrumental variables: and (b) the measurement of household (versus personal)...