Malcolm Joyce Lee - Guns and violence


Author : Malcolm Joyce Lee
Title : Guns and violence The english experience
Year : 2002

Link download : Malcolm_Joyce_Lee_-_Guns_and_violence.zip

Introduction. Discourage self-help, and loyal subjects become the slaves of ruffians. Over-stimulate self-assertion, and for the arbitrament of the courts you substitute the decision of the sword or the revolver. - A. V. DICEY, The Law of the Constitution. BEHIND THE PASSIONATE debate over gun control and armed crime lie untested assumptions about the connection between firearms and violence. Conventional wisdom equates the number of guns in private hands with the frequency of armed crimes. Contributing causes-poverty, unemployment, an unstable social environment- are acknowledged, but guns are viewed as an important, if not the most important, factor. Indeed some scholars claim that "the weapons effect on aggressive behavior is well established" -that is, the mere presence or sight of a gun triggers hostile action. ...

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