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The Resource The science of gun policy : a critical synthesis of research evidence on the effects of gun policies in the United States, the RAND Corporation

The science of gun policy : a critical synthesis of research evidence on the effects of gun policies in the United States, the RAND Corporation

Label
The science of gun policy : a critical synthesis of research evidence on the effects of gun policies in the United States
Title
The science of gun policy
Title remainder
a critical synthesis of research evidence on the effects of gun policies in the United States
Statement of responsibility
the RAND Corporation
Contributor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The RAND Corporation{u2019}s Gun Policy in America initiative is a unique attempt to systematically and transparently assess available scientific evidence on the real effects of firearm laws and policies. Good gun policies require consideration of many factors, including the law and constitutional rights, the interests of various stakeholder groups, and information about the likely effects of different laws or policies on a range of outcomes. This report seeks to provide the third{u2014}objective information about what the scientific literature examining gun policy can tell us about the likely effects of laws. The study synthesizes the available scientific data on the effects of various firearm policies on firearm deaths, violent crime, the gun industry, participation in hunting and sport shooting, and other outcomes. By highlighting where scientific evidence is accumulating, the authors hope to build consensus around a shared set of facts that have been established through a transparent, nonpartisan, and impartial review process. In so doing, they also illuminate areas where more and better information could make important contributions to establishing fair and effective gun policies
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rand Corporation
  • Harvey Levin Memorial Fund
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  • Gun control
  • Gun control
  • United States
Label
The science of gun policy : a critical synthesis of research evidence on the effects of gun policies in the United States, the RAND Corporation
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A part of the Rand gun policy in America initiative."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part A: Introductions and Methods -- Introduction -- Methods -- Part B: Evidence on the Effects of 13 Policies -- Background Checks -- Bans on the Sale of Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Magazines -- Stand-Your-Ground Laws -- Prohibitions Associated with Mental Illness -- Lost or Stolen Firearm Reporting Requirements -- Licensing and Permitting Requirements -- Firearm Sales Reporting and Recording Requirements -- Child-Access Prevention Laws -- Surrender of Firearms by Prohibited Possessors -- Minimum Age Requirements -- Concealed-Carry Laws -- Waiting Periods -- Gun-Free Zones -- Part C: Supplementary Essays on Gun Policy Mechanisms and Context -- The Relationship Between Firearm Availability and Suicide -- The Relationship Between Firearm Prevalence and Violent Crime -- Firearm and Ammunition Taxes -- Mental Health Care Access and Suicide -- Education Campaigns and Clinical Interventions for Promoting Safe Storage -- Restricting Access to Firearms Among Individuals at Risk for or Convicted of Domestic Violence or Violent Crime -- Mass Shootings -- Defensive Gun Use -- The Effects of the 1996 National Firearms Agreement in Australia on Suicide, Violent Crime, and Mass Shootings -- Summary of Findings and Recommendations -- Summary and Conclusions -- Appendix A: Methodological Challenges to Identifying the Effects of Gun Policies -- Appendix B: Source Data Used to Produce the Forest Plot Figures
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxii, 380 pages
Isbn
9780833098412
Lccn
2017060115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023819891
Label
The science of gun policy : a critical synthesis of research evidence on the effects of gun policies in the United States, the RAND Corporation
Publication
Note
"A part of the Rand gun policy in America initiative."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part A: Introductions and Methods -- Introduction -- Methods -- Part B: Evidence on the Effects of 13 Policies -- Background Checks -- Bans on the Sale of Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Magazines -- Stand-Your-Ground Laws -- Prohibitions Associated with Mental Illness -- Lost or Stolen Firearm Reporting Requirements -- Licensing and Permitting Requirements -- Firearm Sales Reporting and Recording Requirements -- Child-Access Prevention Laws -- Surrender of Firearms by Prohibited Possessors -- Minimum Age Requirements -- Concealed-Carry Laws -- Waiting Periods -- Gun-Free Zones -- Part C: Supplementary Essays on Gun Policy Mechanisms and Context -- The Relationship Between Firearm Availability and Suicide -- The Relationship Between Firearm Prevalence and Violent Crime -- Firearm and Ammunition Taxes -- Mental Health Care Access and Suicide -- Education Campaigns and Clinical Interventions for Promoting Safe Storage -- Restricting Access to Firearms Among Individuals at Risk for or Convicted of Domestic Violence or Violent Crime -- Mass Shootings -- Defensive Gun Use -- The Effects of the 1996 National Firearms Agreement in Australia on Suicide, Violent Crime, and Mass Shootings -- Summary of Findings and Recommendations -- Summary and Conclusions -- Appendix A: Methodological Challenges to Identifying the Effects of Gun Policies -- Appendix B: Source Data Used to Produce the Forest Plot Figures
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxii, 380 pages
Isbn
9780833098412
Lccn
2017060115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023819891

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