For two decades, Professor of Sociology Gregg Lee Carter’s Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law has been a major reference work. Encompassing the political, legal, and cultural factors that have informed gun rights issues and gun control in America throughout the nation’s history, it is acclaimed for its even-handed and in-depth look at a fiercely divisive topic. Now, in its recently released third edition, published by leading academic publisher ABC-CLIO, it continues to drive discussion and debate.
Originally published in 2002, Guns in American Society draws on research in the fields of criminology, history, law, medicine, politics, and social science and covers a variety of subjects including gun violence, gun control arguments, and technical innovations in firearms manufacturing. The third edition, co-edited with Jaclyn Schildkraut, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Oswego, includes both new and updated information.
Guns in American Society also contains contributions from a number of Carter’s current and former Bryant colleagues including Professor of Legal Studies Andrea Boggio, Professor of Legal Studies Michael Bryant, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Bryant IDEA program Allison Butler, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Politics, Law, and Society department John Dietrich, former Associate Professor of Sociology Sandra Enos, Associate Professor of Political Science Rich Holtzman, Professor of Economics Jongsung Kim, former Associate Professor of History Paul Lokken, Dean Emeritus and former Professor of History David Lux, Professor of Sociology Judith McDonnell, Associate Professor of Communication Kevin Pearce, and Senior Lecturer of Legal Studies Ron Washburn.
A prolific author, Carter’s writing focuses on topics ranging from gun violence to social demography to gender roles to quantitative analysis. He has authored or edited 26 books on contemporary social issues and his research has appeared in more than a dozen academic journals. A former president of the New England Sociological Association, Carter has also been an associate editor of Teaching Sociology and is a recipient of the American Sociological Association's Outstanding Contributions to Instruction Award.
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