1st Edition

Global Perspectives on Consequences, Crime and Control

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ISBN 9780367331177
November 19, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
304 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Firearms: Global Perspectives on Consequences, Crime and Control explores the many dimensions of the illicit use of firearms across the globe, including legal, social science, technical and research perspectives on the issue.

Employing a global set of case studies, the book introduces students to the core issues related to the trafficking, manufacture, availability and criminal use of firearms, as well as firearms markets, national and international legal frameworks to control firearms, the response of the criminal justice system, the role of civil society in affecting change, and how students can get involved through research and action. Each chapter includes activities and information on additional online resources, providing an engaging overview that invites students to expand their knowledge of the topic.

Firearms will be of great interest to students of Criminology, Criminal Justice, International Law, International Development, Policing, Crime Control and Community Safety.

Table of Contents

  1. Understanding the Global Firearms Phenomenon
  2. Classifying & Defining Firearms
  3. The Global Legal Market in Firearms
  4. Illegal Firearms, Illicit Markets and Weapon Trafficking
  5. Legal Frameworks
  6. Firearms, Terrorism and Organized Crime
  7. Responding to Firearm Crime
  8. International Cooperation
  9. The Impact of Firearms on Society and Development
  10. The Role of Civil Society and Communities in Combatting Firearms Harm
  11. Evaluating Firearms Initiatives
  12. Policing Societies with Firearms: Evaluating the US and England and Wales
  13. Conclusion









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Dr Helen Poole is Dean of the School of Law, Policing and Forensics at Staffordshire University. Helen founded the Centre for the Reduction of Firearms Crime, Trafficking and Terrorism at the University of Northampton and the Centre for Crime, Justice and Security at Staffordshire University.

Dr Simon Sneddon is Deputy Subject Leader for Law and was previously the Deputy Lead for the Centre for the Reduction of Firearms Crime Trafficking and Terrorism at the University of Northampton. Simon has worked for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime on their Education for Justice Firearms programme.