Right-to-Carry Laws, Stand-Your-Ground Laws, and Justifiable Homicides - A Jurimetric Analysis

29 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2012

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John J. Donohue

Stanford Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Ivan Cesar Ribeiro

Federal University of São Paulo

Date Written: June 28, 2012

Abstract

Studies analyzing the relationship between gun ownership and crime in the United States have predominantly focused on teasing out any effects that allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons have on violent crime, particularly on murders. A much less developed strand of research has explored the expansion of stand your ground laws and their effect on defensive gun use. Our present research draws upon both areas to conduct a comprehensive theoretical and jurimetric analysis of the confluence between right to carry laws and the expansion of stand-your-ground laws and their effect on justifiable homicides.

Keywords: Justifiable Homicides, Right to Carry, Stand your Ground Laws, Rare Event Models

JEL Classification: C23, C25, K42

Suggested Citation

Donohue, John J. and Ribeiro, Ivan Cesar, Right-to-Carry Laws, Stand-Your-Ground Laws, and Justifiable Homicides - A Jurimetric Analysis (June 28, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2097902 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2097902

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Ivan Cesar Ribeiro (Contact Author)

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