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The behavioral science of firearms : a mental health perspective on guns, suicide, and violence

Author: Gianni Pirelli; Hayley Wechsler; Robert J Cramer
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Series: American Psychology-Law Society series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" The Behavioral Science of Firearms focuses on applying behavioral science principles and knowledge to inform and improve firearm-related policy, practice, and research. The authors provide comprehensive coverage of relevant case law and legal statutes, as well as issues pertaining to violence, suicide, and gun safety. Additional topics include civilian firearm ownership suitability; considerations for relevant
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pirelli, Gianni, author.
Behavioral science of firearms
New York : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018038975
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gianni Pirelli; Hayley Wechsler; Robert J Cramer
ISBN: 9780190630447 0190630442 9780190669782 0190669780
OCLC Number: 1056908473
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 608 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part I. An Introduction to Firearms: 1. Firearms: A Primer ; 2. Firearm Law and Policy --
Part II. Mental Health, Violence, and Suicide: 3. Mental Health ; 4. Violence ; 5. Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence ; 6. Suicide --
Part III. The Emerging Roles of Medical and Mental Health Professionals in Firearm-Related Matters: 7. Evaluation ; 8. Treatment --
Part IV. Main Findings and Future Directions for Practice, Research and Policy: 9. Main Findings and Future Directions in the Behavioral Science of Firearms --
Appendix A: Glossary of Firearm-​Related Terms --
Appendix B: Glossary of Firearm-​Related Law and Legal Cases.
Series Title: American Psychology-Law Society series.
Responsibility: Gianni Pirelli, Hayley Wechsler and Robert J. Cramer.

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" The Behavioral Science of Firearms focuses on applying behavioral science principles and knowledge to inform and improve firearm-related policy, practice, and research. The authors provide comprehensive coverage of relevant case law and legal statutes, as well as issues pertaining to violence, suicide, and gun safety. Additional topics include civilian firearm ownership suitability; considerations for relevant professions (such as the military, law enforcement, and corrections); self-care; and more. Concepts are presented via a best-practices model that promotes empirically-supported decision-making. Drawing on a range of arenas such as psychology, sociology, criminal justice, and law, The Behavioral Science of Firearms is an essential resource for a wide readership, including practitioners, institutional and law enforcement personnel, legislators, and academicians and students in fields such as psychology, criminal justice, and public health. "--

"This book focuses on how the principles and empirical knowledge within behavioral science can inform and improve firearm-related policy, practice, and research. It features a formal framework for the assessment of civilians seeking firearms permits, reinstatement of their firearms subsequent to revocation, and considerations for relevant others"--

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