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Diane Marano on Why Social Science Matters

In this video Diane Marano, author of Juvenile Offenders and Guns, discusses the important role of social science, from its worth to individual communities to the potential of global, interdisciplinary collaboration.

Diane’s book, Juvenile Offenders and Guns, explores how and why twenty-five incarcerated young men of color acquired and used guns, and how guns made them feel. Guns have multiple meanings and serve many purposes for these youth as they attempt to construct a capable masculinity in their worlds, growing up in homes where money is often scarce and fathers absent.

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