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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
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  Author(s): Irshad Altheimer ; Matthew Boswell
  Journal: American Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:37  Issue:4  Dated:Winter 2012  Pages:682 to 704
  Date Published: 2012
  Page Count: 23
  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
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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