The relationship between stand-your-ground laws and crime: A state-level analysis

@article{Gius2016TheRB,
  title={The relationship between stand-your-ground laws and crime: A state-level analysis},
  author={Mark Gius},
  journal={The Social Science Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={53},
  pages={329 - 338}
}
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  • Published 1 September 2016
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  • The Social Science Journal

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