The open-access, online book review site, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, has recently published a review I wrote of Juvenile Offenders and Guns: Voices Behind Gun Violence by Diane Marano. (Note: I grant that “gun violence” is a problematic category but I am not going to engage that issue here.)
Although I have said repeatedly that my primary interest is in the legal use of guns by lawful gun owners rather than the deviant use of guns by criminals, I was asked to do this review at a weak moment and accepted. And I did learn some things from reading and reflecting on it (how could you not?).
You can access and read the full review for yourself if you’re interested. Here I will just note a couple of the major takeaways:
(1) Focusing on criminal gun possession and use by 25 offenders in custody at six facilities of…
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