In the Line of Fire
Young Guns and Violence in Urban America


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In the Line of Fire
Young Guns and Violence in Urban America

by Joseph F. Sheley (Author)
by James D. Wright (Author)



ISBN: 9780202305493


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Drawing upon their research in the most extensive study to date, the authors here describe the means and methods of gun-related violence among urban youth. Using data collected from juvenile male inmates and male students in inner-city high schools, Sheley and Wright focus on the number, type, and method of acquisition of firearms, as well as the varying reasons given for carrying arms.</p> The book concludes by challenging some stereotypes, and urging a policy aimed at reducing the motivation for gun possession by youth, rather than simply attempting to remove guns from their hands.</p>


ISBN 20230549
ISBN13 9780202305493
Publisher AldineTransaction
Format Paperback
Publication date 31/12/1995
Pages 180
Weight (grammes) 272
Published in United States
Height (mm) 228
Width (mm) 153