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Gun acquisition and use by juveniles
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a phenomenological approach
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Marano
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Diane
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1951-
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Diane Marano
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Daniel Thomas
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Daniel Thomas Cook
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Meloy
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Michelle L.
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Michelle L. Meloy
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Siegel
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Jane A.
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Jane A. Siegel
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Lauren J.
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Lauren J. Silver
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Rutgers University
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Camden Graduate School
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2014
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eng
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This dissertation examines why and how juvenile males acquire illegal guns, as well as how they use guns, and their feelings about gun violence. Gun violence by juveniles inflicts serious harm on victims, and often destroys the lives of the offenders themselves. Yet little is known about the social and personal circumstances surrounding a youth’s first encounters with firearms, or how these events affect subsequent criminal activity. This project explored how these young men viewed themselves, their worlds, and the role of guns in their lives, through interviews with offenders in the custody of the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. I used a phenomenological approach intended to elicit detailed descriptions that would make possible the construction of theory grounded in the realities and perceptions of the youth themselves. I found that the participants in this study viewed guns as serving multiple purposes in their lives. The young men faced many social and economic challenges, and often considered gun possession and use to be adaptive responses to their circumstances. The primary pathway to gun acquisition described by participants was through entry into illegal street activities that exposed the young men to a perceived increased risk of violent victimization, beyond that which pervaded their neighborhoods as a whole. While participants generally reported their initial gun acquisition to be for purposes of protection or defense, many eventually exploited the gun’s potential as a weapon of aggression, particularly for armed robbery, enforcing control over drug-selling territory, or street fighting. Money was among the stated motivations for at least some of the illegal activities of virtually all participants. Many expressed a desire to provide for their own needs and wants in order to decrease the financial burden on their struggling mothers. Participants viewed guns as useful for protection, for economic gain, for acquiring or maintaining respect, for feeling powerful, and for enjoyment as consumer objects. My hope is that insights gained through this research might advance prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation efforts.
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Childhood Studies
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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xi, 312 p.
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Diane Marano
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Male juvenile delinquents--New Jersey--Interviews
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Firearms and crime--New Jersey
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Firearms ownership--New Jersey
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Male juvenile delinquents--New Jersey-Social conditions
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Youth and violence--New Jersey
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Camden Graduate School Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3CZ358Z
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ETD doctoral
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Diane
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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