Philip J. Cook
Duke University
Publications 248
#1Philip J. Cook (Duke University)H-Index: 47
#2Harold A. Pollack (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 30
Last.Kailey White (U of C: University of Chicago)
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Guns that are used in crime and recovered by the police typically have changed hands often since first retail sale and are quite old. While there is an extensive literature on “time to crime” for guns, defined as the elapsed time from first retail sale to known use in a crime, there is little information available on the duration of the “last link”—the elapsed time from the transaction that actually provided the offender with the gun in question. In this article, we use data from the new Chicago...
#1Philip J. Cook (Duke University)H-Index: 47
#2Anthony A. Braga (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 37
Last.Lisa Barao (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 1
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This paper provides a summary of our report for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on proactive policing. We find that there is sufficient scientific evidence to support the adoption of many proactive policing practices if the primary goal is to reduce crime, though the evidence base generally does not provide long-term or jurisdictional estimates. In turn, we conclude that crime prevention outcomes can often be obtained without producing negative community reactions. Ho...
#1Philip J. Cook (Duke University)H-Index: 47
#2Jens Ludwig (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 44
We respond to the new article by Hayo, Neumeier, and Westphal (HNW), which is a critique of our 2006 article. The principal contribution of that article was to use a greatly improved proxy for gun prevalence to estimate the effect of gun prevalence on homicide rates. While the best available, our proxy, the ratio of firearms suicides to total suicides in a jurisdiction (FSS), is subject to measurement error which limits its use to larger jurisdictions that have enough suicides to stabilize the r...
#1Philip J. CookH-Index: 47
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#1Philip J. Cook (Duke University)H-Index: 47
#1Anthony A. Braga (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 37
#2Philip J. Cook (Duke University)H-Index: 47
Importance A foundational issue in firearms policy has been whether the type of weapon used in an assault affects the likelihood of death. Objective To determine whether the likelihood of death from gunshot wounds inflicted in criminal assaults is associated with the power of the assailant’s firearm as indicated by its caliber. Design, Setting, and Participants Cross-sectional study with multivariate analysis of data on shooting cases extracted by the authors from police investigation files for ...