He attended Glenbard East High School before enrolling in the University of Illinois , where he received all three of his degrees. The total number of nonfatal gunshot woundings, whether medically treated or not, is unknown, and no meaningful estimates can be derived from his survey regarding defensive gun uses linked with specific crime types, or that involved wounding the offender, because the sample sizes are too small. The fact that some crime-specific estimates derived from the Kleck survey are implausibly large is at least partly a reflection of the small samples on which they are based - no more than cases. Kleck states that his estimate of total defensive gun uses was based on nearly 5, cases. Thus, he argues, the implausible character of some estimates of small subsets of defensive gun uses is not a valid criticism of whether estimates of the total number of defensive gun uses are implausible or too high.
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Study Guide Description An accessible Criminology book that presents multiple ideological points of view to provide a thorough understanding of criminology. This book emphasizes the sociological ways of assessing and explaining criminal behavior; the text also draws on scientific research and the theoretical perspectives of many other fields, including criminal justice, law, psychology, biology, social work, philosophy, history, and economics.
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