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Firearm laws by state and severe family violence

Year: 2023

Presenter Name: Nancy Pasillas

A vast majority of cases involving family violence, intimate partner homicide suicide (IPHS) and involve perpetrators who are males and have access to a firearm. I will use hundreds of IPHS events from across the nation and compare the State Firearm Law Database from Boston University to examine patterns across states and how restrictive their gun laws for the years examined are. The mentors on this project have found that the regions of the country (e.g northeast) have more restrictions on their gun laws thus they have fewer IPHS events, per capita, compared to the southern and western states. My work dives more deeply into the specific states with a particular problem of high incidence of IPHS and familicide, and how the firearm restrictions for that state compare to areas with lower rates of fatal family violence.
University / Institution: University of Utah
Type: Poster
Format: In Person
Presentation #C67
SESSION C (1:45-3:15PM)
Area of Research: Social Sciences
Faculty Mentor: Sonia Salari