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Harcourt on the "Language of the Gun"

jacket imageLast week, Bernard Harcourt lectured at the University of Chicago Law School. His lecture was based on his book Language of the Gun: Youth, Crime, and Public Policy. In the book, Harcourt recounts in-depth interviews with youths detained at an all-male correctional facility, exploring how they talk about guns and what meanings they ascribe to them in a broader attempt to understand some of the assumptions implicit in current handgun policies.
The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog features an audio file of Harcourt’s talk, along with slides that accompanied his presentation.