Bobae Kang joined ICJIA as a Research Analyst in the Center for Criminal Justice Data and Analytics in October 2017. Bobae earned his MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, with a Certificate in Computational Social Sciences, and BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Colgate University. His areas of interest include machine learning and computational methods in social sciences and data analysis.
In this study, researchers compared recidivism rates of individuals initially arrested for gun charges with individuals arrested for other offenses. The researchers also used state criminal history records, state prison records, and death certificates to follow individuals for 10 years after their first firearm arrest. Findings offer relevant insights into first-time, firearm-involved arrestees, their recidivism patterns, and mortality rates, and inform policy and practice on the issue of guns and violence.