Editors: Jennifer Carlson, Kristen A. Goss, & Harel Shapira
Publisher: London; New York: Routledge, 2019. 356p.
Reviewer: Joshua D. Behl │ July 2020
Guns, shootings and gun control are perennial and controversial topics in the U.S. In Gun Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics, Policy, and Practice, editorsJennifer Carlson, et. al. bring together an interdisciplinary collaboration of authors from various subject matter fields that have some relationship to guns. These include Criminology, Marketing, Political Science, Law, and Sociology. Reviewer Joshua Behl concludes that the book does a good job of providing a wide overview from this variety of disciplines, although it is, in his judgment, “long on theory but short on data.” The book is, nevertheless, “ripe with research questions for those who are interested in the study of guns.”