Title

A Tale of Two Universities: A Red State-Blue State Comparison of College Students’ Attitudes About Concealed Carry on Campus Policies

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

3-25-2017

Abstract

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.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference

Location

Kansas City, KS

Source

https://www.acjs.org/page/PastMeetingPrograms

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