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Title: In the Line of Fire: Youth, Guns, and Violence in Urban America
Author(s): J F Sheley; J D Wright
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 192
Sponsoring Agency: Aldine de Gruyter Publishing Co
Hawthorne, NY 10532
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Publication Number: ISBN 0-202-30549-X
Sale Source: Aldine de Gruyter Publishing Co
Marketing Director
200 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book uses data drawn from juvenile male inmates and male students in inner-city schools to examine issues related to gun- related violence among urban youth.
Abstract: The specific questions addressed in this study include respondents' exposure to guns, violence, and crime; respondents' criminal activities and drug activity profiles; respondents' gang membership profiles; gun possession and carrying patterns, including types of guns owned, among urban youth; important features of respondents' handguns; methods and cost of acquiring weapons; motivations for carrying guns and situations in which guns are used; gun sales by respondents; drug use and trafficking and their relationship to crime and gun activity; and correlations between gang membership, guns, and criminal activity. The book also explores the use of firearms by female juvenile inner-city youth, factors associated with weapon-related victimization, and the extent to which suburban youth engage in gun-related activity. The authors urge a policy aimed at reducing the motivation for gun possession by youth, to replace the current focus on taking away the guns they currently own. Chapter notes and tables, 190 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile gun ownership; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Urban criminality; Weapon carrying
Note: Youth Violence and Guns. Social Institutions and Social Change an Aldine de Gruyter Series of Texts and Monographs
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