Gary Kleck: The Independent Institute

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Gary Kleck
Gary Kleck

Gary Kleck is the David J. Bordua Professor Emeritus of Criminology at Florida State University and the author of Targeting Guns: Firearms and Their Control; The Great American Gun Debate: Essays on Firearms and Violence (with Don B. Kates); Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America; and Patterns of Firearms Ownership, Use and Regulation in Illinois (with David Bordua and Alan Lizotte).

Professor Kleck received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and his scholarly articles have appeared in the American Behavioral Scientist, American Journal of Criminal Justice, American Journal of Sociology, American Journal of Sociological Review, Crime and Delinquency, Criminology, Fordham Urban Law Journal, Homicide Studies, International Review of Victimology, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Journal on Firearms and Public Policy, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Law and Policy Quarterly, Psychological Reports, St. Louis University Public Law Review, Social Pathology, Social Problems, Sociological Inquiry, Sociology and Social Research, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, UCLA Law Review, and Violence Against Women.

He is the recipient of the Michael J. Hindelang Award of the American Society of Criminology for the book that made "the most outstanding contribution to criminology" (Point Blank), and his popular articles have appeared in the New York Sun, New York Times, Politico, The Public Perspective, and Wall Street Journal.