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Deterrence and guns

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Date Issued:
2008
Summary:
Within the last several years there has been a movement, ostensible spear-headed by pro-gun lobbyists, to remove the "duty to retreat" requirement placed on individuals confronted with deadly threats. Florida first passed stand-your-ground legislation in 2005, and has since been followed by at least 12 other states. Policy advocates claim that such a legal change should decrease crime, as a crime victims will no longer be legally encumbered by the duty to retreat. This study examines the reason why states adopted such legislation and the relationship between this legislation and crime. I find that stand-your-ground legislation is associated primarily with southern states and republican governors, and that such legislation does not significantly affect either violent crime or property crime rates in large U.S. cities.
Title: Deterrence and guns: an analysis on the stand-your-ground extension to the "Castle Doctrine".
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Name(s): Saladrigas, Alan.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
electronic resource
Extent: vi, 37 leaves : ill.
Language(s): English
Summary: Within the last several years there has been a movement, ostensible spear-headed by pro-gun lobbyists, to remove the "duty to retreat" requirement placed on individuals confronted with deadly threats. Florida first passed stand-your-ground legislation in 2005, and has since been followed by at least 12 other states. Policy advocates claim that such a legal change should decrease crime, as a crime victims will no longer be legally encumbered by the duty to retreat. This study examines the reason why states adopted such legislation and the relationship between this legislation and crime. I find that stand-your-ground legislation is associated primarily with southern states and republican governors, and that such legislation does not significantly affect either violent crime or property crime rates in large U.S. cities.
Identifier: 277701767 (oclc), 77686 (digitool), FADT77686 (IID), fau:1506 (fedora)
Note(s): by Alan Saladrigas.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2008.
Bibliography: leaves 35-37.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, FL : 2008 Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Gun control -- United States
Firearms and crime -- United States
Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States
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