Firearms and Violence in American Law

In Bridging the Gap: A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (Erik Luna ed., 2017 Forthcoming)

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2939902

19 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2017

Date Written: March 23, 2017

Abstract

Questions about firearms ownership and use are significant elements of crime policy and constitutional law in the United States. Two important recent issues involving guns are the distinction between prevalence and incidence effects of gun ownership and the important contrast between private gun rights in households and in public spaces.

Keywords: Firearms, Violence, Second Amendment

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Zimring, Franklin E., Firearms and Violence in American Law (March 23, 2017). In Bridging the Gap: A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (Erik Luna ed., 2017 Forthcoming); UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2939902. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2939902

Franklin E. Zimring (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley ( email )

383 Boalt Hall
School of Law
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
510-642-0854 (Phone)
510-643-2698 (Fax)

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