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Author Pirelli, Gianni, author

Title The behavioral science of firearms : a mental health perspective on guns, suicide, and violence / Gianni Pirelli, Hayley Wechsler and Robert J. Cramer
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series American Psychology-Law Society series
American Psychology-Law Society series
Contents An introduction to firearms. Firearms: a primer ; Firearm law and policy -- Mental health, violence, and suicide. Mental health ; Violence ; Domestic and intimate partner violence ; Suicide -- The emerging roles of medical and mental health professionals in firearm-related matters. Evaluation ; Treatment -- Main findings and future directions for practice, research and policy
Summary The Behavioral Science of Firearms focuses on applying behavioral science principles and knowledge to inform and improve firearm-related policy, practice, and research. The authors provide comprehensive coverage of relevant case law and legal statutes, as well as issues pertaining to violence, suicide, and gun safety. Additional topics include civilian firearm ownership suitability; considerations for relevant professions (such as the military, law enforcement, and corrections); self-care; and more. Concepts are presented via a best-practices model that promotes empirically-supported decision-making. Drawing on a range of arenas such as psychology, sociology, criminal justice, and law, The Behavioral Science of Firearms is an essential resource for a wide readership, including practitioners, institutional and law enforcement personnel, legislators, and academicians and students in fields such as psychology, criminal justice, and public health
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 15, 2018)
Subject Firearms ownership -- Risk assessment -- United States
Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States
Gun control -- United States
Violence -- Psychological aspects
Violence -- Risk assessment -- United States
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Firearms -- Law and legislation.
Gun control.
Violence -- Psychological aspects.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Cramer, Robert J., author
Wechsler, Hayley, author
ISBN 0190630442 (electronic bk.)
0190630450 (electronic bk.)
9780190630447 (electronic bk.)
9780190630454 (electronic bk.)