New PDF release: Evaluating Gun Policy: Effects on Crime and Violence

By Jens Ludwig, Philip J. Cook

ISBN-10: 081575311X

ISBN-13: 9780815753117

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In the past 50 years the U.S. has decreased the dying fee from car injuries by means of one-third, but the speed at which americans are killed via gunfire has really elevated. Policymakers have attempted to strive against gun-related violence and crime in quite a few methods, together with enforcing extra critical sentences, proscribing entry and banning convinced types and designs of weapons. This publication examines what works via offering empirical reviews of a number of modern guidelines. one of the concerns tested are: the connection among the variety of weapons in stream and the suicide expense; the deterrent and "inducement" results of gun possession on residential housebreaking; the impression on family homicides of proscribing gun ownership; and the implications of extra permissive gun-carrying legislation. within the review, Ludwig and cook dinner finish that the matter of gun violence in the US isn't hopeless - certainly, violence charges have declined dramatically over the last decade. persevered luck may possibly require a realistic mixture of new laws and greater legislation enforcement efforts, guided by way of ongoing evaluate supported by way of new and higher facts platforms.

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