Gun Violence Prevention?

The Politics Behind Policy Responses to School Shootings in the United States

Authors: E. M. Kerr, Selina

  • Examines the political field of gun policy Presents expert interviews within the US gun violence prevention movement Dissects the promise and pitfalls of particular policy proposals

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About this book

This book examines the gun-related policy responses to three school shooting incidents in the United States. Gun violence prevention activists and others involved in policy making were interviewed for the book, and news media articles and policy documents were critically assessed. As a result, interpretations of the Second Amendment are shown to affect the acceptability of certain gun restrictions. News media content and policy documents, coupled with the thoughts of activists, also give an indication of why certain policy measures passed and others failed at the time of each of the case studies.

This book should be of interest to social policy, politics, criminology and sociology students and academics, as well as those with a general interest in the topic.

About the authors

Selina E. M. Kerr is a Social Researcher and Criminologist working in the United Kingdom.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    E. M. Kerr, Selina

    Pages 1-30

  • A Partisan Issue? Policy-Making and Guns in the United States

    E. M. Kerr, Selina

    Pages 31-55

  • Columbine School Shooting

    E. M. Kerr, Selina

    Pages 57-71

  • Virginia Tech Shooting

    E. M. Kerr, Selina

    Pages 73-92

  • Sandy Hook School Shooting

    E. M. Kerr, Selina

    Pages 93-110

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75313-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75312-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gun Violence Prevention?
Book Subtitle
The Politics Behind Policy Responses to School Shootings in the United States
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75313-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75313-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75312-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 142
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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