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.
About the Authors:
Gianni Pirelli, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in New York and New Jersey, where he runs a group clinical and forensic psychology practice. He is the editor of his state association's journal, the New Jersey Psychologist.
Hayley Wechsler, Ph.D. is an admissions psychologist working toward licensure at the Department of State Hospitals - Atascadero.
Robert J. Cramer, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Community and Environmental Health at Old Dominion University, and editor of the Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research.