Kids and Guns: Researcher probes juvenile use of weapons
RELEASED: Oct. 12, 2006
DANVILLE, KY—Centre College will present a lecture by David C. May entitled "Kids and Guns: Why Do They Do It?" on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Vahlkamp Theater on campus. Free and open to the public, the event is part of the Annual Meeting of Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky (ASK) held at the College Oct. 27-28.
May, an associate professor and Center for School Safety fellow in the Department of Corrections and Juvenile Justice Services at Eastern Kentucky University, will discuss how juvenile offenders obtain firearms and the role that guns play in their offending behaviors.
"We're thrilled to have Professor David May as the opening conference speaker for the annual meeting of ASK," says Sarah Goodrum, assistant professor of sociology at Centre. "His research on fear of crime, perceptions of criminal justice sanctions and juveniles' use of weapons has changed the way we think about crime prevention and criminal punishment in the U.S."May received a master's degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Mississippi State University. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of North Alabama, where he studied sociology and criminal justice. He is the author of three books and more than 20 scholarly publications. - end -
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