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Armed and considered dangerous: A survey of felons and their firearms (Social institutions and social change) ePub download

by James D Wright

  • Author: James D Wright
  • ISBN: 0202303306
  • ISBN13: 978-0202303307
  • ePub: 1939 kb | FB2: 1586 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Politics & Government
  • Publisher: Aldine de Gruyter; n edition (1986)
  • Pages: 247
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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Armed and considered dangerous: A survey of felons and their firearms (Social institutions and social change) ePub download

Known as one of the most eminent of American social scientists, Rossi authored over forty books and two hundred scholarly articles

Known as one of the most eminent of American social scientists, Rossi authored over forty books and two hundred scholarly articles. His works include Down and Out in America: The Origins of Homelessness; Just Punishments: Federal Guidelines and Public Opinion Compared; Natural Hazards and Public Choice;and Armed and Considered Dangerous. Series: Social Institutions and Social Change.

Armed and Considered Dangerous is a book about "bad guys" and their guns. The Felon Survey: Methods, Procedures, Descriptive Data. ByJames D. Wright, Peter H. Rossi, James D. Wright, Nicholas E. Libby. Varieties of Armed Criminals: A Descriptive Typology. Patterns of Weapons Ownership and Use: On the Circumstances of Criminal Violence.

What felons look for in a handgun. The felon survey methods procedures descriptive data

What felons look for in a handgun. 162. What felons actually carry. The felon survey methods procedures descriptive data. 21. Survey design and method. 23. Choosing respondents within prisons.

Armed and Considered Dangerous is a book about "bad guys" and their guns

Armed and Considered Dangerous is a book about "bad guys" and their guns. But Wright and Rossi contend that for every suspected criminal who owns and abuses a firearm, a hundred or more average citizens own guns for sport, for recreation, for self-protection, and for other reasons generally regarded as appropriate or legitimate.

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James D. Rossi. The felons in the sample showed wide variability in their prior criminal weapons behavior. Self-administered questionnaires were completed by 1,874 felons in State prisons in Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Approximately 40 percent of the sample claimed never to have committed any crime armed with any kind of weapon; these are the unarmed criminals who are used for comparison purposes throughout the analysis. Another one-tenth had committed armed crime, some of them often, but never with a gun.

035795) Wright, James D, and Rossi, Peter H. Armed And Considered Dangerous: A. .A study based on extensive data collected fromover 2000 convicted felons serving sentences in state prisons all around the country. Armed And Considered Dangerous: A Survey Of Felons And Their Firearms. New York: Aldine De Gruyter, 1994. Describes the weapons behavior of felons and addresses the role of firearms in the lives and activities of the criminal population ISBN: 0202305422 (Gun Control, Firearm Ownership, Crime). Armed and Considered Dangerous is the most ambitious survey ever undertaken of criminal acquisition, possession, and use of guns.

TheSuspect
This is an older work (1986) and is not an easy read. It is well documented, full of facts and figures, and a worthwhile addition to my library. I am a firearms instructor and I have hundreds of books and studies dealing with self defense, criminality, training, use of force, and such. Don't expect a novel, expect an academic document.
Vijora
Came a little bit late. Above average package.
Coron
Interviewing felony prisoners in ten state correctional systems in 1981, Wright and Rossi found extensive information suggesting that gun control laws have relatively little effect on violent criminals. For example, only 12% of criminals, and only 7% of the criminals specializing in handgun crime, had acquired their last crime handgun at a gun store. Of those, about a quarter had stolen the gun from a store; a large number of the rest, Wright and Rossi suggested, had probably procured the gun through a legal surrogate buyer, such as a girlfriend with a clean record. Fifty-six percent of the prisoners said that a criminal would not attack a potential victim who was known to be armed. Seventy-four percent agreed with the statement that "One reason burglars avoid houses where people are at home is that they fear being shot during the crime." Thirty-nine percent of the felons had personally decided not to commit a crime because they thought the victim might have a gun, and eight percent said the experience had occurred "many times." Criminals in states with higher civilian gun ownership rates worried the most about armed victims. Despite the popular myth that criminals preferred small, inexpensive handguns (so-called "Saturday Night Specials" or "junk guns"), the felony prisoners preferred larger, more powerful handguns-equal to the guns which they expected the police would have. Although the criminals rarely bought guns in gun stores, the overwhelming majority stated that obtaining a gun after their release from prison would be a simple project, which might take a few hours to a few weeks. Armed and Dangerous has lost none of its importance. In the years since it was published, no-one has done any research on criminal gun use and acquisition that is even half as significant or detailed. Armed and Dangerous is also a great book to give a library. The new paperback includes an introduction by Jim Wright that discusses the reaction to Armed and Dangerous in the years since its first publication.
Gom
The work presented in this book stands as a shining example of how social science research should be conducted. The authors' ability to set aside their preconceptions regarding gun control establishes their qualifications as preeminent researchers in the field and true professionals (as though this was necessary). Contemporary social science research is too often lacking in integrity; thankfully, these practitioners have made a contribution to the truth rather than some political ideology. The work cannot be classified as conservative or liberal. Rather, it represents a full and exhaustive exploration of the dynamics associated with the gun control debate as it is framed today. True students of the field should be grateful.
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