Abstract: Describes the means and methods of gun-related violence among urban youth, using data collected from juvenile male inmates and male students in inner-city high schools. The book concludes by challenging some stereotypes, and urging a policy aimed at reducing the motivation for gun possession by youth, rather than simply attempting to remove guns from their hands.
Keywords: book review, sociology, education, firearms, youth violence, guns.
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Title: In the Line of Fire: Youths, Guns, and Violence in Urban America
Author: Joseph F. Sheley, James D. Wright
Publisher: Aldine de Gruyter
Date Published: September 1995
ISBN: 020230549x
LOCN: HV9104.I48 1995
Dewey: 364.3'6'0973 -- dc20
Pages: 180
Bibliography: 190
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Chapter 1: Guns and Violence As An Urban Problem

Chapter 2: Asking Directly: The 1991 Youth Gun Survey

Chapter 3: Guns in the Hands of Kids

Chapter 4: Gun Possession: Crime, Status, or Protection

Chapter 5: Youth, Drugs, and Guns

Chapter 6: Youth, Gangs, and Guns

Chapter 7: Related Themes for Research

Chapter 8: Kids, Guns, and Violence: Conclusions and Implications


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