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Firearms
Global Perspectives on Consequences, Crime and Control





ISBN 9780367331177
Published November 19, 2021 by Routledge
294 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.

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

List of figures

List of tables

List of contributors

List of abbreviations

Acknowledgements

 

1 Understanding the global firearms phenomenon

Helen Poole

2 Classifying & defining firearms

N.R. Jenzen-Jones

3 The global legal market in firearms

Simon Sneddon

4 Illegal firearms, illicit markets and weapon trafficking

Peter Squires

5 Legal frameworks

Nick Cartwright and Simon Sneddon

6 Firearms, terrorism and organized crime

Simon Sneddon

7 Responding to firearm crime

Sarah Watson and Rachel Bolton-King

8 International cooperation

Nick Cartwright

9 The impact of firearms on society and development

Sarah Watson

10 The role of civil society and communities in combatting firearms harm

Helen Poole

11 Evaluating firearms initiatives

Helen Poole

12 Policing societies with firearms: evaluating the US and England and Wales

David Baker and Dana Norris

13 Conclusion

Simon Sneddon

 

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Editor(s)

Biography

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.