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The objective of this study was to explore moral disengagement as a predictor of both gun carrying and gun shooting behaviors among adolescent youths. Utilizing data from Pathways to Desistence (Mulvey, 2010), two logistic fixed effects models were created to determine the impact of moral disengagement on the aforementioned behaviors. This study concluded that based on the data available, moral disengagement has a moderate effect on gun carrying behaviors and does not have a statistically significant relationship with gun shooting behaviors.
Theaker, Nathan, "Rationalized Killing: How Moral Disengagement Affects Gun Carrying And Violence Among Adolescent Youth" (2020). Wayne State University Theses. 792.