Gun Violence

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  • Map of U.S. showing changes in gun law implementation over time

    Visualization

    State Firearm Law Navigator

    Oct 10, 2019

    Research on the effects of gun laws requires good data on when and where different types of laws have been implemented. The State Firearm Law Navigator shows which states since 1979 have enacted four types of laws: background checks, concealed-carry, stand-your-ground laws, and child-access prevention laws.

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    Project

    Informing the Gun Policy Debate

    Mar 1, 2018

    RAND's Gun Policy in America initiative provides information on what scientific research can tell us about the effects of gun laws. Our goal is to establish a shared set of facts that will improve public discussions and support the development of fair and effective gun policies.

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  • a young boy and girl hold hands while walking to school

    Commentary

    In Connecticut, Recovery and Healing Will Take Time

    With an event like this, “recovery” doesn't mean a return to normal, because lives have been permanently altered. Recovery can only mean finding a new normal, a new path forward. And schools, those places of safety and healthy development, can help with that process, by providing a structure and community to support healing, writes Lisa Jaycox.

    Dec 20, 2012

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    Report

    Reducing Gun Violence

    An initiative that successfully reduced gun violence in Boston was adapted for a section of East Los Angeles with prevalent gang activity. Though not implemented as planned, the intervention helped reduce violent and gang crime in the targeted districts, both during and immediately after implementation.

    Dec 22, 2010

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    Journal Article

    The Effect of Urban Street Gang Densities on Small Area Homicide Incidence in a Large Metropolitan County, 1994-2002

    The presence of street gangs has been hypothesized as influencing overall levels of violence in urban communities through a process of gun-drug diffusion and crosstype homicide.

    Dec 31, 2008

  • News Release

    News Release

    Agency Collaboration, Community Participation Vital To Cut Violent Gang-related Neighborhood Crime

    A RAND Corporation study issued today concludes that stepped-up law enforcement—combined with increased cooperation between police, prosecutors, probation authorities and community groups—can help reduce gun violence in areas plagued by violent gangs.

    Nov 11, 2003

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Reducing Firearms Violence Through Directed Police Patrol

    A specific deterrence strategy whereby the police utilize directed patrol to focus on suspicious activities and locations reduced violent gun crime.

    Dec 31, 2000

  • Report

    Report

    How Youthful Offenders Perceive Gun Violence

    How Youthful Offenders Perceive Gun Violence

    Dec 31, 1998

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    Andrew R. Morral

    Senior Behavioral Scientist, Director of the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research
    Education Ph.D. in psychology, New School for Social Research

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    Beth Ann Griffin

    Senior Statistician
    Education Ph.D. in biostatistics, Harvard University; S.M. in biostatistics, Harvard University; B.A. in mathematics, University of Pennsylvania

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    Kurt Klein

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.P., University of California, Los Angeles; B.S. in physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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    Samuel Peterson

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in criminal justice, University of Cincinnati

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    Jamie Ryan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.H. in health policy, Columbia University; B.S. in biopsychology, Tufts University

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    Sierra Smucker

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in public policy analysis, Duke University; M.Sc. in social policy research, London School of Economics

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    Sarah Zelazny

    Policy Analyst
    Education B.A. in sociology, Clarion University of Penn; M.P.H. in behavioral and comm health sciences, University of Pittsburgh