A Tale of Two Universities: A Red State-Blue State Comparison of College Students’ Attitudes About Concealed Carry on Campus Policies
The passage of laws in states across the nation – with Texas being the most recent – allowing individuals on college campuses to conceal carry firearms has evoked varying responses from different stakeholders within these communities. Potentially contributing to the varied discourse are the influences of regionality and political party influence. The present study examines student responses from historically red and blue states to assess attitudes about these policies, how they relate to crime on campus, and general safety and security practices. Additional assessment of the potential policy implications stemming from these perceptions, both for students and university policymakers, also is discussed.
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference
Kansas City, KS
Schildkraut, Jaclyn, Kevin Jennings, Victoria Terranova, Collin M. Carr.
"A Tale of Two Universities: A Red State-Blue State Comparison of College Students’ Attitudes About Concealed Carry on Campus Policies."
Criminal Justice and Criminology Faculty Presentations.