The Resource Firearms and violence : a critical review, Committee to Improve Research Information and Data on Firearms ; Charles F. Wellford, John V. Pepper, and Carol V. Petrie, editors ; Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Firearms and violence : a critical review, Committee to Improve Research Information and Data on Firearms ; Charles F. Wellford, John V. Pepper, and Carol V. Petrie, editors ; Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Label
Firearms and violence : a critical review
Title
Firearms and violence
Title remainder
a critical review
Statement of responsibility
Committee to Improve Research Information and Data on Firearms ; Charles F. Wellford, John V. Pepper, and Carol V. Petrie, editors ; Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For years proposals for gun control and the ownership of firearms have been among the most contentious issues in American politics. For public authorities to make reasonable decisions on these matters, they must take into account facts about the relationship between guns and violence as well as conflicting constitutional claims and divided public opinion. In performing these tasks, legislators need adequate data and research to judge both the effects of firearms on violence and the effects of different violence control policies. Readers of the research literature on firearms may sometimes find themselves unable to distinguish scholarship from advocacy. Given the importance of this issue, there is a pressing need for a clear and unbiased assessment of the existing portfolio of data and research. Firearms and Violence uses conventional standards of science to examine three major themes - firearms and violence, the quality of research, and the quality of data available. The book assesses the strengths and limitations of current databases, examining current research studies on firearm use and the efforts to reduce unjustified firearm use and suggests ways in which they can be improved
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
364.2
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6789
LC item number
.N37 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Firearms and violence : a critical review, Committee to Improve Research Information and Data on Firearms ; Charles F. Wellford, John V. Pepper, and Carol V. Petrie, editors ; Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Data for measuring firearms violence and ownership -- Firearms, injury, and crime -- Interventions aimed at illegal firearm acquisition -- The use of guns to defend against criminals -- Right-to-carry laws -- Firearms and suicide -- Firearm injury prevention programs -- Criminal justice interventions to reduce gun violence
Control code
ocm57734615
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (328 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309546409
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24296995
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)57734615
  • pebcs0309546400

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