Guns and crime : the data don't lie / Mark Gius.
By: Gius, Mark [author.].Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Description: 1 online resource (xx, 111 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781315450889; 1315450879; 9781315450865; 1315450860; 9781315450872; 9781498780391; 9781315450896; 1315450887; 1315450895; 1498780393.Subject(s): Firearms and crime -- United States | Firearms ownership -- United States | Gun control -- United States | Violent crimes -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic book.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Guns and crime.DDC classification: 364.2 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of tables -- About the author -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Guns in America -- Chapter 2 Crime in America -- Chapter 3 Justifiable homicides in America -- Chapter 4 Mass shootings in America -- Chapter 5 Suicides and accidental firearm deaths in America -- Chapter 6 Gun control in America -- Assault weapons -- Background checks -- Carry laws -- Minimum age laws and child access prevention laws -- Permit-to-purchase laws -- Public health research and the Dickey Amendment -- Politics and gun control -- Chapter 7 International comparisons of homicides and guns -- Chapter 8 Evidence-based solutions and a proposal to reduce firearm violence -- References -- Index.
Guns and Crime: The Data Don't Lie investigates the ways in which the current data on guns and crime are inadequate and inaccurate. Although the majority of murders in the United States are committed with guns, research on gun ownership, the supply of guns, and the relationship between guns and crime is less thorough than studies done for many other aspects of public safety policy. This book explores the weaknesses in current findings, and extrapolates the implications of policymaking based on these faulty foundations. As the gun debate continues to rage in North America, this text offers a cautionary voice to the discourse--before practitioners and policy makers can create a solution to gun violence, they must first improve the quality of the facts they use to make their case. Intended for criminology, statistics, sociology, and economics students, Guns and Crime is also suitable for interested laypersons and practitioners hoping to better understand the mythos surrounding guns in America.