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How Youthful Offenders Perceive Gun Violence

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Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher(s): RAND Corporation

Author(s): William Schwabe; Julie H. Goldberg

Funder(s): National Institute of Justice (U.S.)

Funder(s): National Institute of Justice (U.S.)

Topic: Justice (Crime and criminals)

Type: Brief

Coverage: California


This study explores youthful offenders' perceptions of risks involved with carrying or using firearms. Based on interviews with 36 offenders at Los Angeles Juvenile Hall, the study considers ways youth gun violence might be deterred. Findings, though preliminary, may be useful in formulating strategies for violence reduction in urban settings.