Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Gun Violence and Gun Control

Gun Violence and Gun Control

April 26, 2012

"Gun Violence and Gun Control," Philip Cook, Duke University presented at the Robina Institute Annual Conference, "Crime and Justice in America, 1975-2025," Thursday, April 26, 2012, University of Minnesota Law School.

Philip J. Cook is the nation's foremost authority on gun control and gun violence. His landmark book (with Jens Ludwig) "Gun Violence: The Real Costs" developed a framework to calculate the full costs borne by Americans in a society where both gun violence and its ever-present threat touch every aspect of our lives. He has served in a variety of capacities with the National Bureau for Economic Research and the National Academy of Sciences, where he has been a member of panels dealing with alcohol-abuse prevention, violence, school shootings, underage drinking, and the deterrent effect of the death penalty.

"Crime and Justice in America, 1975-2025," was made possible by support from the Robina Foundation and the National Institute of Justice.