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The Behavioral Science of Firearms: Implications for Mental Health, Law and Policy

Gianni Pirelli, Hayley Wechsler, and Robert J. Cramer

Abstract

The authors present the most relevant factors and considerations involved in the intersection between behavioral science and firearms. The intent is to provide a comprehensive review of these issues in the context of the professional literatures in these areas and to serve as an informational and educational source for a wide range of readers and as a reference text for practitioners, institutional and law enforcement personnel, legislators, and academicians and students in fields such as psychology, criminal justice, and public health. Concepts are presented using a best-practices model that ... More

Keywords: gun, firearm, violence, suicide, mental health, forensic, psychology, psychiatry, criminal justice, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190630430
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190630430.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gianni Pirelli, author
Licensed Psychologist, New York & New Jersey

Hayley Wechsler, author
Admissions Psychologist, Department of State Hospitals -- Atascadero

Robert J. Cramer, author
Associate Professor of Community and Environmental Health, Old Dominion University

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