01/31/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

No Boom In Black Teen Homicides: Freakonomics Author

Freakonomics author Steven Levitt dismissed a new study that points to a sharp rise in homicides by black teens in recent years.

The study's author, noted criminologist James Alan Fox of Northeastern University, blamed gang activity and lax gun laws as some of the main reasons.

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