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Confronting Gun Violence in America

Authors: Gabor, Thomas

  • Suggests a bold national strategy to reduce gun violence 
  • Presents the most current data and trends on gun violence and mass shootings 
  • Compares gun violence in the US with those of other affluent countries
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33723-4
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About this book

This book critically examines the link between guns and violence. It weighs the value of guns for self-protection against the adverse effects of gun ownership and carrying. It also analyses the role of public opinion, the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, and the firearms industry and lobby in impeding efforts to prevent gun violence. 
Confronting Gun Violence in America explores solutions to the gun violence problem in America, a country where 90 people die from gunshot wounds every day. The wide-range of solutions assessed include: a national gun licensing system; universal background checks; a ban on military-style weapons; better regulatory oversight of the gun industry; the use of technologies, such as the personalization of weapons; child access prevention; repealing laws that encourage violence; changing violent norms; preventing retaliatory violence; and strategies to rebuild American communities. This accessible and incisive book will be of great interest to students and researchers in criminology and sociology, as well as practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in gun ownership and violence.

About the authors

Thomas Gabor is an international consultant based in Florida, USA. He was formerly a Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has published over 150 works, testified in front of Parliamentary committees, and served as a consultant and expert witness on behalf of many international and governmental agencies.

Reviews

“5 stars! This short, readable book provides an excellent up-to-date summary of the scientific literature on gun violence in America, ending with a policy prescription for what should be done to address the problem and why it will work. This book is a “must-read” for anyone who wants to be knowledgeable about gun issues.” (David Hemenway, Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center)

“Gabor's latest book represents a timely and significant contribution to debate over one of the most pressing problems confronting the US – firearm death and injury. The work is comprehensive in scope and sound in its recommendations. It should be mandatory reading for all state and federal legislators with an interest in gun policy.” (Julian V. Roberts, University of Oxford, Centre for Criminology)

“This book will probably scare you, and even more so the National Rifle Association. Tom Gabor leaves no argument for unrestrained gun ownership unchallenged. It is a monumental and very readable work of research and journalism that arms the citizenry with the information to combat the scourge of gun violence in the US.” (Maurice Murad, Former producer for CBS’ 60 Minutes)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook £16.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33723-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £22.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33722-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Confronting Gun Violence in America
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33723-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33723-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33722-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 367
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