Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine whether denial of handgun purchase is an effective violence prevention strategy.
Individuals denied hand-gun purchase because of a prior felony conviction and handgun purchasers with a felony arrest at time of purchase were examined.
Relative to those denied purchase, handgun purchasers were found to be at greater risk for subsequent offenses involving a gun (relative risk RR=1.21,95% confidence interval CI=1.08,1.36) or violence (RR=1.24,95% CI=1.11,1.39), after adjustment for number of prepurchase weapon/violence charges.
Denial of handgun purchase to persons with a prior felony conviction may lower their rate of subsequent criminal activity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Arme à feu, Prévention, Criminalité, Achat, Etude longitudinale, Violence, Législation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Human, Fire arm, Prevention, Criminality, Purchases, Follow up study, Violence, Legislation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0082800
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 31/05/1999.