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Gun Violence: The Real Costs

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153842
eISBN:
9780199849208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153842.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Until now researchers have assessed the burden imposed by gunshot injuries and deaths in terms of medical costs and lost productivity. Here, the chapters widen the lens, developing a framework to ... More


The guns that ‘won the Western’: firearm iconography in Western literature and film

Justin A. Joyce

in Gunslinging justice: The American culture of gun violence in Westerns and the law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126160
eISBN:
9781526138743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126160.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the changing iconography of guns within an array of literary texts from the nineteenth century and cinematic texts of the twentieth century. This chapter outlines the shifting ... More


Firearm Law and Policy

Gianni Pirelli

in The Behavioral Science of Firearms: Implications for Mental Health, Law and Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190630430
eISBN:
9780190630454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630430.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

In this chapter, the authors provide a review of firearm-related laws (i.e., federal, state, landmark legal cases), policies (e.g., “Stand Your Ground,” background checks, child access prevention), ... More


Playing Politics with Firearms and Family Violence

Jane K. Stoever

in The Politicization of Safety: Critical Perspectives on Domestic Violence Responses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479805648
eISBN:
9781479888733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805648.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter frames the discussion of the politics of firearms with an exploration of the gendered nature of domestic violence, firearm fatalities, and the firearms debate, including how women are ... More


Remedies

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

in Gun Violence: The Real Costs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153842
eISBN:
9780199849208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153842.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the solutions for gun violence. A variety of interventions hold promise for reducing misuse of guns, including traditional gun control measures, requiring gun manufacturers to ... More


Preventing Ordinary and Extraordinary Violence

Mary D. Fan

in The Politicization of Safety: Critical Perspectives on Domestic Violence Responses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479805648
eISBN:
9781479888733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805648.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The paradigm of the armed and dangerous mass killer in public opinion and legislation is a homicidal-suicidal stranger hunting in public. Yet half of all firearms-related homicides take place in the ... More


Conventional Weapons

Wendy Cukier

in War and Public Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the use of conventional weapons in war. It discusses the global gun supply, and examines how governments and nongovernmental organizations are working together to control ... More


Conclusion: The “Problem” Reconsidered

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reconsiders an issue at the beginning of the book: what is the problem for which gun control is the solution? Gun control only makes sense as a means toward reducing accidental and ... More


The Million Mom March: The Perils of Color-Blind Maternalism

Deborah Gray White

in Writing Women's History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031731
eISBN:
9781617031748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031731.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the Million Mom March in May 2000, when for the first time American mothers took aim at gun violence and gun control. The event marked the first coalition between suburban, ... More


Gun Violence and Life in America

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

in Gun Violence: The Real Costs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153842
eISBN:
9780199849208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153842.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the Littleton tragedy and evaluates several lessons that are important for addressing the problem of gun violence in America. It also explains the benefits of reducing gun ... More


Old dogs and new tricks: race and justifiable homicide in neoliberalism’s Western imagination

Justin A. Joyce

in Gunslinging justice: The American culture of gun violence in Westerns and the law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126160
eISBN:
9781526138743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126160.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter examines the relationship between the increasing codification of aggressive “Stand Your Ground” laws since 2005 and the continued relevance of the Western as a popular genre. ... More


Guns and Motherhood: A Millennial Maternalism

Deborah Gray White

in Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040900
eISBN:
9780252099403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040900.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter shows how the Million Mom March helped parents, especially mothers, heal from the loss of a loved one to gun violence. It compares past maternalist movements to this one and shows the ... More


What Counts?

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

in Gun Violence: The Real Costs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153842
eISBN:
9780199849208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153842.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides an accounting framework for monetizing the benefits of reducing gun violence. It illustrates how a “vaccine” would reduce the threat of gunshot injury. Tracing through all of ... More


‘Deserve’s got [everything] to do with it’: property, process, and justice in Unforgiven

Justin A. Joyce

in Gunslinging justice: The American culture of gun violence in Westerns and the law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126160
eISBN:
9781526138743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126160.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a reading of Unforgiven (1992), situating this film within a paradigmatic shift in the extension of due process protections for minorities, and the transformation of American ... More


Victimization Risks

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

in Gun Violence: The Real Costs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153842
eISBN:
9780199849208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153842.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes the statistical patterns of gun violence in America. Assaults and unintentional shootings are focused among young Hispanics and especially African Americans, whereas suicide ... More


Organizing for Change

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter extends the discussion of the actions of the Black Student Leadership Network (BSLN) by highlighting the group's activities from 1993 to 1996. It specifically analyzes three organizing ... More


Mass Incarceration, Executions, and Gun Violence in “the Land of the Free”

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Mass incarceration exists in America on a scale unmatched in global history. America is also the only Western democracy that has not abolished the death penalty; and one of the nations that execute ... More


A New Narrative on Gun Violence: Bernadette Callahan Hohl, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology; Co-Director, New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers University, Rutgers University School of Public Health Michael B. Siegel, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPH, Bloomberg Professor of American Health; Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Alonzo L. Plough (ed.)

in Community Resilience: Equitable Practices for an Uncertain Future

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197559383
eISBN:
9780197559413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197559383.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 3 offers narratives about gun violence; these narratives draw from public health tenets and practice. Contributors sketch a road map to how people with differing philosophies can act together ... More


Murder in New Orleans: The Creation of Jim Crow Policing

Jeffrey S. Adler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226643311
eISBN:
9780226643458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226643458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Murder in New Orleans explores violence, race, and criminal justice in New Orleans from 1920 to 1945. It analyzes changing patterns of murder, charting the impact of the Roaring Twenties, the Great ... More


Introduction

David DeGrazia and Lester H. Hunt

in Debating Gun Control

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251253
eISBN:
9780190629465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251253.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

American gun ownership rates lead the world and rates of gun violence are high in comparison with other developed nations. Meanwhile, loose gun regulations make it easy to acquire firearms in the ... More


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