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NCJ Number: NCJ 241654     Find in a Library
Title: Reassessing the Association between Gun Availability and Homicide at the Cross-National Level
Journal: American Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:37  Issue:4  Dated:Winter 2012  Pages:682 to 704
Author(s): Irshad Altheimer ; Matthew Boswell
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 23
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research examines the relationship between gun availability and homicide.
Abstract: This paper had two objectives. First, to examine the association between gun availability, gun homicide, and homicide in a manner that better accounts for potential simultaneity than previous cross-national research. Second, to examine the manner that the relationship between gun availability and violence is shaped by socio-historical and cultural context. The results lend little support to the notion that gun availability operates uniformly across nations to influence levels of violence. Rather, these results suggest that the nature of the relationship between gun availability and violence is shaped by the socio-historical and cultural processes occurring across nations.
Main Term(s): Comparative criminology
Index Term(s): Homicide ; US/foreign comparisons ; Cross cultural comparisons ; Illegal arms sales ; Gun Violence
   
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