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In the line of fire : youths, guns, and violence in urban America

Author: Joseph F Sheley; James D Wright
Publisher: New York : A. de Gruyter, ©1995.
Series: Social institutions and social change.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph F Sheley; James D Wright
ISBN: 0202305481 9780202305486 020230549X 9780202305493
OCLC Number: 32548421
Description: xii, 180 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Guns and violence as an urban problem. Youth violence in streets and schools ; Weapons in the hands of kids ; Seeking causes: guns, drugs, and gangs ; Research issues ; The present study --
Asking directly: the 1991 youth gun survey. Research sites ; Respondent representativeness ; Methodological issues ; Respondent sociodemographic characteristics ; Sociocriminal profiles --
Guns in the hands of kids. Numbers and types of guns ; Owning versus carrying guns ; Choosing a handgun ; Where and how juveniles obtain guns ; Dealing guns ; Multivariate considerations ; Summary --
Gun possession: crime, status, or protection. Guns and crime ; Gun dealing, gun possession, and crime ; Guns as status symbols ; Guns as protection ; Multivariate considerations ; Summary --
Youth, drugs, and guns. Prior research on drugs and guns ; Drugs and guns in the present samples ; Drug use and gun activity ; Drug distribution and gun activity ; Drugs, predation, and gun activity ; Multivariate considerations ; Summary --
Youth, gangs, and guns. Gangs, weaponry, and violence ; Conceptional issues and measurement ; Gangs and guns ; Individual gang members and guns ; Gang members and gun dealing ; Gangs and motivations for firearm activity ; Multivariate considerations ; Summary --
Related themes for research. Girls and guns ; Weapon-related victimization ; Guns in the suburbs ; Conclusions --
Kids, guns, and violence: conclusions and implications. Controlling guns ; Disrupting the illegal gun market ; Drugs and guns ; Gangs and guns ; Urban structure and culture.
Series Title: Social institutions and social change.
Responsibility: Joseph F. Sheley and James D. Wright.

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