Data Collected from the Article Juvenile Gun Ownership in the USA: Current Knowledge and Future Directions

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The article that I selected is called Juvenile gun ownership in the USA: Current knowledge and future directions. In this article they are looking at published research and some existing data to look at the present state of empirical knowledge on juvenile gun ownership and see which areas need to be improved in the future. The Data was collected from the National Survey of Weapon-Related Experiences, Behaviors, and Concerns of High School Youth in the United States, 1996 (ICPSR 2580). In the original study it had surveys of both students and administrators to get information on weapon-related behaviors among youth. The recent study mostly uses data from the student that included 733 tenth and eleventh grade males. The survey wanted…show more content…
The second model puts in variables related to gun behaviors and delinquency. Some variables used were group of peer and family risk variables-gang membership, gun carrying by men in the family, and gun carrying by friends. The third model used variables related to victimization. Those variables were threatened with a weapon, assaulted with a weapon, and fear of violence. The fourth model adds gun carrying for protection to crudely identify a possible self-protection motive for, not as a predictor of, gun ownership (Johnson). The results of the study saw that Hispanics slightly reduced ownership in the second and third model, the northeast region had slightly lower odds compared to the South until the fourth model, and rural youth were noticeably more likely than urban youth to own but only in the first model (Johnson). Delinquency increased the odds of having a gun in the first model. Only three risk-protection variables were problems: having men in the family who carry guns and have friends who carry guns increased. Assaulted with a weapon was in the third model, which went up 2.8 times. Carrying a gun for protection had a big jump when placed into the fourth model and increased 50 times. Race, ethnicity and urban city were the only significant demographic controls. Across all four models, blacks and Hispanics were less likely than whites to own, and rural youth were more likely than urban youth

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