February 23rd, 2010 08:49 PM
Help ME prove Conceal Carry is Good in my College! PLEASE HELP
Well Im taking a class called Public Policy and we have to give a policy brief on our certain topic area (Narrow focus) Mine happens to be "The Right to Carry" In our presentation we have to Give the Current Policy- Which would be that at 21 you are allowed to carry a gun with a CCW.
Current- Concealed Carry
(I need the benefits I cant find any in my research all liberal quacks)
Alternative 1- which would be no ones allowed to carry
Alternative 2- Only Open carrying no Concealed
Politically feasible alternative- Mine is to leave the system alone and dont change it.
My struggle is I need sources, Scholarly peer reviewed articles and journals to back up my support of Conceal carry. I can only find articles "shooting down the more guns less crime"
Your help is appreciated Thank guys! Help me prove the professor and half the class wrong, it is for a Junior level College class
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February 23rd, 2010 10:03 PM
Call me old fashioned, but I always thought the point of research was to either form a conclusion or test a hypothesis, not reinforce your biases.
Have you searched the online research databases that your university subscribes to?
February 23rd, 2010 10:07 PM
In literally fifteen seconds I came up with several hits from peer reviewed sources, including several from the JOURNAL OF AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH. You may want to start there.
February 23rd, 2010 10:19 PM
Here's something GunCite-Gun Control-How Often Are Guns Used in Self-Defense?
Several research articles/research pieces by Kleck might help
February 23rd, 2010 10:43 PM
This was put out in 2008. Lots of good statistics in there.
February 23rd, 2010 10:59 PM
Naking-- yes, they need to learn to do lit searches
My suggestion to this young person would be to go to his school library, confer with a librarian about how to research the topic.
Originally Posted by naking
Its awful really, but too many HS and College teachers will think nothing of giving out a library style research assignment but never provide a word of guidance or instruction on how to accomplish the research.
Folks did literature searches before Google came into the world. A student needs to learn how to learn.
See your librarian.
February 23rd, 2010 11:10 PM
Here's a whole page of links ; I just googled deadly crimes on campus.
Deadly crimes on campus - Google Search
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February 23rd, 2010 11:40 PM
February 24th, 2010 10:09 AM
Ordinarily I would be more than happy to provide reams of research (Having written my own literature reviews and research papers on essentially the same topics), but then I realized that all of the information I cited... I found using web catalog, Lexis-Nexis, JSTOR, or the library catalog itself.
And that anyone else can do the same thing.
My advice is when you find a good source, go and find the originals of the sources your original source cited. That way instead of one source, you now have forty.
I started with Gary Kleck, and that researcher alone gave me nearly a hundred additional sources.
Always go to the original source. All peer-reviewed work or published research books have source citations.
February 24th, 2010 10:59 AM
Actually it is to prove the null hypothesis.
Originally Posted by naking
OP I feel your pain. Check out ebscohost, you should have a subscription through the library at your school. The cremè de la cremè in criminology is the journal by that name. Also check out SAGE publications. I'll shoot you a pm later to get some more for you. Good luck mate
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