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Homicide And Gun Control

Homicide And Gun Control

by Jeffrey D. Monroe


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Monroe investigates the success of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act at reducing homicide. Using data from the 1989 - 1997 Uniform Crime Reports: Supplemental Homicide Reports, Monroe conducts differences-in-differences-in-differences (DDD) analyses. Monroe's results indicate that Brady had no effect on overall adult homicide rates and caused a statistically insignificant decline in adult handgun homicide rates. Contrary to an anticipated substitution effect - wherein the use of long guns in homicide would increase as handguns became more difficult to acquire -Brady's implementation is significantly related to a decrease in the use of rifles, shotguns and other non-handgun firearms to commit homicide.

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ISBN-13: 9781593322083
Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing
Publication date: 06/03/2009
Series: Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

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