In the Line of Fire: Young Guns and Violence in Urban America, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

In the Line of Fire

Young Guns and Violence in Urban America, 1st Edition

By Joseph Sheley


180 pages

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Paperback: 9780202305493
pub: 1995-12-31
Hardback: 9780202305486
pub: 1995-12-31

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Drawing upon their research in the most extensive study to date, the authors here describe the means and methods of gun-related violence among urban youth. Using data collected from juvenile male inmates and male students in inner-city high schools, Sheley and Wright focus on the number, type, and method of acquisition of firearms, as well as the varying reasons given for carrying arms.The book concludes by challenging some stereotypes, and urging a policy aimed at reducing the motivation for gun possession by youth, rather than simply attempting to remove guns from their hands.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society