Rosenberger, Jared; Crittenden, Courtney A.; Drawve, Grant R., 1986-
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
A broad body of literature has been built around the topic of gun violence in the United States. The characteristics of communities, victims, and offenders have each been used to explain variation in the likelihood and frequency of gun crime. Less attention has been given to the factors associated with multiple uses of crime guns. The current study applies binary logistic regression to crime logs maintained by the police department of a mid-size city in the Southeastern U.S. to examine how neighborhood and initial incident characteristics influence the likelihood that a crime gun will be used in multiple incidents. Gang involvement and time in circulation are found to be positively related to the odds of a crime gun being used in more than one offense, while street culture exerts an inverse influence. Further, street culture was found to condition the impact of offense severity on repeat use.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2020-DG-BX-0008 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (FWA00004149) has approved this research project # 20-171.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Crime; Gangs; Firearms and crime--United States
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