Aiming for evidence-based gun policy
Cook, P. J.
Publication: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
Topics: Crime Homicide Legislation and Policy Prevention
Keywords: Evidence PREVENTION Social policy Violence
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The authors reviewed evidence that indicates the likely effectiveness of some initiatives designed to reduce gun violence. The most effective policies to reduce gun violence cannot be determined definitively, but the evidence provides broad guidance on gun policy options. Reducing gun violence is important and deserves attention from policymakers, despite the fact that gun violence, specifically gun assaults and homicides, is concentrated among those segments of society that do not carry much influence in the policymaking process.
Cook, P. J., & Ludwig, J. (2006). Aiming for evidence-based gun policy. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 25(3), 691-735.
Cook, P. J., and J. Ludwig. "Aiming for Evidence-Based Gun Policy." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 25.3 (2006): 691-735.