How Youthful Offenders Perceive Gun Violence

by Julie H. Goldberg, William Schwabe

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This study explores youthful offenders' perceptions of risks involved with carrying or using firearms. Based on interviews with 36 offenders at Los Angeles Juvenile Hall, the study considers ways youth gun violence might be deterred. Findings, though preliminary, may be useful in formulating strategies for violence reduction in urban settings.

This project was conducted within the auspices of RAND's Criminal Justice.

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