Youth violence in Boston: Gun markets, serious youth offenders, and a use-reduction strategy

  title={Youth violence in Boston: Gun markets, serious youth offenders, and a use-reduction strategy},
  author={David Michael Kennedy and Anne Morrison Piehl and Anthony A. Braga},
  journal={Law and contemporary problems},
Since the mid-1980s, there has been a dramatic increase in youth gun violence.1 In most areas, juveniles and many other youth are legally prohibited from purchasing firearms, especially handguns. As a result, many firearms utilized in youth crimes are obtained through active and pervasive illicit gun markets. There is currently very little being done to address these illicit markets,2 while at the same time the capacity of police departments to design and implement creative new operational… 

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