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The structural covariates of urban homicide: reassessing the impact of income inequality and poverty in the post-Reagan era
Numerous studies have explored the relationship between rates of homicide and income inequality and poverty. However; a general consensus on the theoretical and empirical connections among theseExpand
The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on Crime: Evidence from State Panel Data, 1990-2006
Analysis of association between state MML and state crime rates for all Part I offenses collected by the FBI did not indicate a crime exacerbating effect of MML on any of the Part II offenses, and findings run counter to arguments suggesting the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes poses a danger to public health. Expand
Police levels and crime rates revisited: A county-level analysis from Florida (1980–1998)
Abstract Research on the police–crime relationship generally shows police levels have little impact on crime rates. Two recent studies [Criminology 34 (1996) 609; American Economics Review 87 (1997)Expand
The effect of perceived risk and victimization on plans to purchase a gun for self-protection
Purposes To determine if perceived risk of criminal victimization, and past criminal victimization experiences, increases the likelihood of a person owning a gun for self-protection, and to determineExpand
Research Summary: The heavy reliance on the use of incarceration in an attempt to address the crime problem has resulted in a dramatic growth in the number of state prisoners over the past 30 years.Expand
The Impact of Women’s Status and Gender Inequality on Female Homicide Victimization Rates
Feminists have long argued that structural inequality between men and women influences the prevalence of female homicide victimization. In the present study, a cross-sectional analysis was performedExpand
City-Level Characteristics and Individual Handgun Ownership
General Social Survey (GSS) data are used in a multilevel analysis to examine the relationship between an individual's decision to own a handgun and his or her city's (a) homicide rate and (b) policeExpand
Right-to-Carry Concealed Handguns and Violent Crime: Crime Control Through Gun Decontrol?
"Right-to-Carry" (RTC) concealed-handgun laws mandate that authorities issue concealed handgun permits to qualified applicants. A driving force behind these laws is that allowing more citizens toExpand
“Striking out” as crime reduction policy: The impact of “three strikes” laws on crime rates in U.S. cities
During the 1990s, in response to public dissatisfaction over what were perceived as ineffective crime reduction policies, 25 states and Congress passed three strikes laws, designed to deter criminalExpand
The effect of county-level prison population growth on crime rates
Research Summary: Prior macro-level studies examining the impact of prison population growth on crime rates have produced widely varying results. Studies using national-level time series data findExpand