Evaluating Gun Policy: Effects on Crime and Violence

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Februar 2003



Policymakers have tried to combat gun-related violence and crime in various ways: including sentence enhancements, restricting access, and banning certain models and designs. Yet far too little is currently known about the efficacy of these policies. This book sheds light on what works by presenting rigorous empirical evaluations of a variety of current policies.


Jens Ludwig is associate professor of public policy at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA, and formerly the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, USA, and a visiting scholar at the Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research. Philip J. Cook is the ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy at Duke University, North Carolina, USA. Cook and Jens Ludwig coauthored Gun Violence: The Real Costs (2000, Oxford University Press).


"This collection of essays deserves special praise for including authors on both sides... It ought to be the starting point for any future debate over gun policy... " -- Washington Post Book World, 2/2/2003
EAN: 9780815753124
ISBN: 0815753128
Untertitel: 'James A. Johnson Metro'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2003
Seitenanzahl: 469 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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