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Firearms: Global Perspectives on Consequences, Crime and Control


ISBN13: 9780367331177
To be Published: November 2021
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £36.99



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.

Subjects:
Criminal Law, International Criminal Law
Contents:
Understanding the Global Firearms Phenomenon
Classifying & Defining Firearms
The Global Legal Market in Firearms
Illegal Firearms, Illicit Markets and Weapon Trafficking
Legal Frameworks
Firearms, Terrorism and Organized Crime
Responding to Firearm Crime
International Cooperation
The Impact of Firearms on Society and Development
The Role of Civil Society and Communities in Combatting Firearms Harm
Evaluating Firearms Initiatives
Policing Societies with Firearms: Evaluating the US and England and Wales
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index