Legislative Reform in the Midwest – A New Approach to Gun Offenses

Kyla Bourne's research in the Midwest focuses on how first-time gun offenses are criminally sanctioned.  This reform is particularly significant in urban areas like Chicago, where over 90% of cases charged involve black men. Her research is pivotal in understanding how legislative changes can impact probation use, technical violations, and how concurrent charges are handled. This research offers an evaluation of gun law enforcement and it's social implications.