Gun Laws and Crime: An Empirical Assessment

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Matti Viren; (2013)
  • Journal: International Journal of Social Science Studies,volume 1,issue 1 April,pages13-21
  • Subject: crime, gun laws, crime data
    • jel: jel:R00 | jel:K42 | jel:Z0

This paper deals with the effect of gun laws on crime. Several empirical analyses are carried to investigate the relationship between five different crime rates and alternative law variables. The tests are based on cross-section data from US sates. Three different law v... View more
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