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Gun Use by Male Juveniles: Research and Prevention (NCJ 188992) July 2001
OJJDP Youth Development Series
12 page(s)
Lizotte, A., Sheppard, D.
The bulletin examines patterns of gun ownership and gun carrying among adolescents, drawing on data from OJJDP's Rochester Youth Development Study. Part of the Youth Development Series, the bulletin also addresses the interrelationship between gangs and guns and describes prevention programs, including the Boston Gun Initiative, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services' Youth Firearms Violence Initiative, and OJJDP's Partnerships To Reduce Juvenile Gun Violence Program. Effective efforts to reduce illegal gun carrying and gun violence among youth require the support and participation of multiple community agencies. The information presented in this bulletin is intended to enhance those efforts.