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Citizen, Defend Thyself: An Individual-Level Analysis of Concealed-Weapon Permit Holders
Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society
  • M.V. Hood, III, University of Georgia
  • Grant W. Neeley, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-2009
Abstract
Research 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.
Inclusive pages
73-89
ISBN/ISSN
1478-601X
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
M.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)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/grant_neeley/18/