Police strategies to reduce illegal possession and carrying of firearms: effects on gun crime

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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/64683
Dokumentart: Aufsatz
Date: 2012-09
Source: Campbell Systematic Reviews, 11, 2012
Language: English
Faculty: Kriminologisches Repository
Kriminologisches Repository
Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 360 - Social problems and services; associations
Keywords: Schusswaffe , Waffenbesitz , Waffenhandel , Gewaltkriminalität , Polizei , Strategie
Other Keywords:
Fire arms
Illegal possession
Gun Crime
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Criminal misuse of firearms is among the world’s most serious crime problems. Strategies to reduce gun violence include efforts to restrict the manufacture and sale of firearms, interrupt the illegal supply of guns, deter gun possession, reduce gun carrying in public places, toughen responses to illegal gun use, reduce demand for firearms, promote responsible ownership of guns, and address community conditions that foster gun crime. In this review, we examine research on the effectiveness of selected law enforcement strategies for reducing gun crime and gun violence. This review examines the impacts of police strategies to reduce illegal possession and carrying of firearms on gun crime. Examples include gun detection patrols in high-crime areas, enhanced surveillance of probationers and parolees, weapon reporting hotlines, consent searches, and other similar tactics.

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