Household gun prevalence and rates of violent crime: a test of competing gun theories

  title={Household gun prevalence and rates of violent crime: a test of competing gun theories},
  author={Anthony W. Hoskin},
  journal={Criminal Justice Studies},
  pages={125 - 136}
  • A. Hoskin
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Criminal Justice Studies
This study analyzes the reciprocal relationship between a direct measure of gun availability and three types of violent crime across the 120 most populous counties in the USA. Survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System are used to construct a measure of household gun prevalence. Hypotheses derived from four competing perspectives concerning the role of guns in the production of violence are tested. Strong support is found for the… Expand
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