Citizen, Defend Thyself: An Individual-Level Analysis of Concealed-Weapon Permit HoldersCriminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society
AbstractResearch on right‐to‐carry laws and subsequent crime reduction has relied heavily on the use of econometric models relying on aggregate‐level data. We examine the underlying individual‐level motivations for obtaining a concealed-weapon permit utilizing a survey of permit holders and citizens in New Orleans. Employing a multi‐level modeling strategy, we simultaneously examine individual‐level characteristics along with contextual effects, specifically the neighborhood violent crime rate. In sum, we find little evidence to support the supposition that concealed-weapon permits are utilized by those most likely to be at risk for violent crime victimization.
CopyrightCopyright © 2009, Taylor & Francis
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Citation InformationM.V. Hood and Grant W. Neeley. "Citizen, Defend Thyself: An Individual-Level Analysis of Concealed-Weapon Permit Holders" Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society Vol. 22 Iss. 1 (2009)
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